Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it in New York City

The best places to catch this once-in-a-lifetime event

A solar eclipse will engulf much of the United States on August 21, but unfortunately for New Yorkers, we won’t experience the full sun-blocking effects of the phenomenon. Instead, we’ll get a partial eclipse, with the moon covering about 70 percent of the sun—so still pretty cool, if not as impressive as full totality.

The eclipse itself will peak around 2:44 p.m. in New York City, which means many people will be at work—but if you’re making special plans to view the whole shebang, we’ve got you covered. Below, find some of the best places to view the eclipse, from watch parties to spots in the city that will look especially cool shrouded in mid-day darkness.

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