Thursday, July 12, 2012
For those of you who don't know, Manhattanhenge is the two days a year when the sun sets directly through the gaps in the Midtown street grid. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist whom I generally like, coined the term and directed people's attention to it about ten years ago. But as someone who grew up in New York and remembers trudging east to the bus stop as a kid with the sun directly in my eyes for the winter/sunrise version of this thing, all I can say is "Mneh."
Posted by Ted at 7:04 AM