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(Gothamist)   New Yorkers: Next Sunday is Manhattanhenge   (gothamist.com) divider line 33
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2006-05-21 04:55:15 PM
Massive pile ups reported in 3..2..1..
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-05-21 08:20:43 PM
One of the test problems I had in college was to calculate the dates the sun set down the main hallway of the school.

MIThenge
 
2006-05-22 04:14:37 AM
Meh. That whole "beauty of the natural world" thing is for tourists. At that time of the evening, stockbrokers will be fighting each other for subway seating, not looking for the sun.

Still, kewl.
 
2006-05-22 04:25:12 AM
look and wait...definitely worth it...
 
2006-05-22 04:38:01 AM
Thus proving that the city of New York could not have been built by ordinary people, but by a race with far superior knowledge. And the city had to have been built for the purpose of calculating the one day in the solar year that the sun would shine at a certain degree. Why they did this, we may never know.


/yes, I am bored...
 
2006-05-22 04:38:16 AM
Playing catch-up eh? Ours is 5,200 years old :p

Newgrange
 
2006-05-22 04:55:48 AM
Yes, but you just try finding a pizza place open at three in the morning in the middle of Bunghole, Ireland.
 
2006-05-22 04:58:54 AM
Such bitterness!
 
2006-05-22 05:32:16 AM
This would work in any city laid out on a grid, wouldn't it? I wonder when Torontohenge will be.
 
2006-05-22 06:18:16 AM
Chainik Hocker: At that time of the evening, stockbrokers will be fighting each other for subway seating, not looking for the sun.

Most stockbrokers are in lower Manhattan where the streets aren't laid out in straight lines.
 
2006-05-22 06:29:49 AM
Also, most stockbrokers, generally speaking, aren't fighting for subway seats on a SUNDAY.
 
2006-05-22 06:53:01 AM
My calendar is actually already marked. For real.

/life-long NYC resident
 
2006-05-22 06:59:26 AM
People sit on the subway?

The subway has seats?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-05-22 07:03:12 AM
This would work in any city laid out on a grid, wouldn't it?

Depends on the orientation of the grid and the latitude of the city. At the equator, the sun always rises and sets within about 20 degrees of due east and west. The variation in sunset angle increases towards the poles.
 
2006-05-22 07:07:24 AM
We had this recently in Chicago, too, but with better skyscrapers. ;-)
 
2006-05-22 07:11:26 AM
I really like stuff like this. Accidental meaning stemming from chance interaction between human things and the alignment of the planet is totally beautiful.

/yet another reason to move to NYC.
 
2006-05-22 07:36:24 AM
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2006-05-22 08:12:32 AM
So, do I need to make some sort of sacrifice? I wouldn't want to be the only one....
 
2006-05-22 08:33:56 AM
Play nicely or I'll have to separate you!

/175 miles northeast of NYC, but I can still view the photo's when they are posted :)
 
2006-05-22 08:48:28 AM
In the ancient city of Nuyark, the preist/archetects aligned the streets to be fully illuminated on May 28 and July 13 (old calendar) to indicate the days in which the city inhabitants would "Give a Damn".
 
2006-05-22 08:51:28 AM
Cormee [TotalFark]
Playing catch-up eh? Ours is 5,200 years old :p
Newgrange

I went to Newgrange when I was in Ireland, very cool
/been to Stonehenge as well
 
2006-05-22 08:53:16 AM
I got to see this in 2004. It really is amazing looking.
 
2006-05-22 08:54:08 AM
unpainted huffhines [TotalFark]
Also, most stockbrokers, generally speaking, aren't fighting for subway seats on a SUNDAY.

I don't think too many stockbrokers are fighting for seats at 8pm either (7/13 is a Thursday)
 
2006-05-22 09:52:43 AM
Cool! I'll be at Yankee Stadium that day...
 
2006-05-22 09:55:16 AM
I went to Newgrange when I was in Ireland, very cool

Even tho I live about 20k from it I've still not been there. Was offered tickets to the winter solstice by my art teacher as a teen but was way too cool back then to consider something like that. Such a shame!
 
2006-05-22 10:17:48 AM
NYRBill

I don't think too many stockbrokers are fighting for seats at 8pm either (7/13 is a Thursday)

Most stockbrokers don't even take the subway. Taxis or hired car services are more their thing. That's less because they're rich and can afford it and more because cell phones and Blackberrys normally don't work underground.

Them and the rest of NY's corporatentious assholes break into hives when their phones and shiat aren't connected for more than ten minutes.
 
2006-05-22 10:21:31 AM
Yay!

That's the day I start getting some direct sunlight into my north-facing apartment.
 
2006-05-22 12:04:52 PM
new york virgins beware - they'll be looking to sacrifice you.

The time to get laid is now. Huryy. Be indiscriminate. Anyone will do. Just don't be the unlucky one to get a stone knife plunged into your thorax and leave this world watching your heart beat in the hands of your killer.
 
2006-05-22 12:14:06 PM
My first thought:

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2006-05-22 12:28:09 PM
Strangely enough, those same two days are also known as "Pickpockethenge" around here. Go figure!
 
2006-05-22 12:33:57 PM
Manhattanhenge-Where the demons dwell.
Where the banshees live and they do live well.
 
2006-05-23 01:07:47 AM
I biked into a Manhattanhenge sunset from E 84th to W 86th street (in traffic) 1991, when I was 18. I didn't know the effect had a name: I remember the black & red silhouttes of the traffic and staring directly into the sun the entire time. It's a wonder I didn't catch a car door opening, or get run over by some other blinded driver. I credit marijuana and divine intervention for living through this. Peak weird-time of my life.
 
2006-05-23 10:26:29 AM
Isn't there a midwest town with straight as a laserbeam railroad tracks that has a similar occurance?
 
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