New Yorkers woke up to a dazzling display this morning as a bright orange sunrise illuminated the sky and a full rainbow stretched over the city skyline! A few of Untapped New York’s readers posted some gorgeous photos of the colorful sight that we just had to share!

Rainbow over New Jersey

Untapped New York reader and contributor Rachel Fawn even caught a double rainbow from New Jersey! The rainbow image at the top of this article was taken by Untapped New York Insider Robyn Roth-Moise, daughter of the late architect Richard Roth, Jr. who we will celebrate at a virtual Insiders event this week. Her images show the rainbow stretching over the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Rainbow over the Upper East Side

New Yorkers are usually quick to hit the shutter button when natural wonders occur. Manhattanhenge is perhaps the most celebrated of these events. Photographers flock to the streets to capture the sun as it lines up exactly with the Manhattan street grid. The term Manhattanhenge was coined by the famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

Rainbow over Riverside Park

This lovely image captured by Untapped New York Insider Steven Stark shows the rainbow stretching over Riverside Park, an area of Manhattan that we’ll explore in an upcoming virtual book talk with author and longtime Upper West Side resident Stephanie Azzarone this week!

Rainbow over NYC
Another shot from Riverside!

Did you catch the rainbow this morning? Tag @UntappedNY on Instagram or Twitter so we can see your shots!

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