On 21 August this year I was in New York and could go to Central Park to see the eclipse. I did not have a pair of special glasses, so I concentrated on other people who were also watching. It seems a little alienating, all of us looking up in the sky. Luckily we saw something, it was not all covered by clouds and worth the wait! For more responses to this challenge, have a look here.
For a couple of years nothing happened. There was this huge hole in the ground and then the construction started for a forty-something floor high-rise! The view is from East 46th Street up to Hammarskjöld Plaza and First Avenue.
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