Saturday, May 30, 2009

Manhattanhenge!





At 8:17 PM TONIGHT!!! What is it?

"For 15 minutes around sunset on two days this summer, the sun will set in exact alignment with the cross streets of Manhattan's street grid, making the city's towering buildings function something like a modern-day Stonehenge.

They call it Manhattanhenge."

Read more here and here.

Sorry for the late notice!

29 Comments:

Blogger Kitty said...

GAAAAHHH! I WANNA LIVE IN MANHATTEN NOW!!! D8

5:31 PM  
Anonymous UU said...

MANATTAN IS AWESOME! I WANT TO LIVE THERE!

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much; those pictures are incredible.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next book????

9:06 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

that is sooooo cool! i love new york! first secret underground cities, and now this!!!! too bad i'm stuck in the suburbs in the middle of nowhere. :(

9:07 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Cool! Does this happen every year?

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

I wish I were in Manhatten right now...
It must be quite breathtaking in person. It looks lovely in the pictures. =)

9:16 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Too bad I am not going to be in NY then :( .I wish I was!

11:16 PM  
Anonymous WillSing said...

I just got home, BUT I SAW IT!!! it was beautiful by the way,
but the sun was my eyes so i couldn't look for long, it reminds me of those fake New York ads more than Stonehenge

11:34 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

i'm jealous...>:(

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Peacey said...

Kewl. I'm trying to think if we have anything aweseomtacular like that around where I live ...

8:26 AM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

i know this is completely off topic and random, but i gotta know. have u seen the policeman who pulled a bus with his HAIR??????!!!!!!!! if not, u gotta see it!!!! it's insane!!!! its on msn video!!! the dude practices by uprooting a tree every morning! his goal is to try to pull a PLANE with is hair next!!!!

2:59 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

P.S. BTW at the same place as the bus pulling hair guy, u can watch the world burping champion try to beat his record of 118 decibles (as loud as a clap of thunder) and u can witness a dude lift 1,100 pounds!

3:20 PM  
Blogger Thumb Biter said...

I was so relieved when I read that it was biannual...I thought it was like that thing where the moon is really bright every five years or something.
BTW, do you know where I can get information about Manhattan's hidden houses? I can't find anything online :(

5:59 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Thumb Biter: Here's an article for you . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/20/realestate/a-village-in-the-city-hidden-in-plain-sight.html?scp=1&sq=hidden%20houses&st=cse

6:17 PM  
Blogger Thumb Biter said...

Oh yeah! I remember that article.
Also, whoops...I must have accidentally changed my name... :P this is Jin Ai.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Thumb Biter said...

thanks!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Oh good! I was hoping you hadn't disappeared. There are more articles at the NY Times. Just put "hidden houses" into their search box.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey kristen i am having a problem. my ipod touch is on wi-fi and i can get on yahoo etc, but i can't open your site up! it will come up, but only as a black page with two cubes that have question mars! i was really hoping to see your site on my touch.. *sigh*...kool pics i really like them! them made me smile!
-LD

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kirsten Miller,
I am a HUGE fan of your books and i was wondering. When is the next book coming out? what is the title called? Are you finished with it yet? sry for so much questions. I was wondering if you could either email me or give me your address so i could give you a letter. please please PLEASE! reply back.

- Amber StarGem

12:38 AM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Amber: My email is kikistrike@gmail.com.

I'll answer your questions in my response! Talk to you soon. KM

5:31 AM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

anybody know what a prepositional phrase is? for some stupid english project we're "traveling" to somewhere and have to do the most evil and impossible stuff!!! i hate english, especially the teacher.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Thumb Biter said...

Reel Dancer: GIYF.
http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/prepositionalphrase.htm

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you might like this if you haven't hear of it already:
http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/

1:51 AM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

Call me thick, but I don't get it O_o

However, NYC will always remain wonderful, regardless whether I understand this 'Manhattanege.'

9:03 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

Coooooooooooool!!!!!! Those photos so nice!

9:42 AM  
Anonymous 8yearsoldandcute said...

AWSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Holly Laychuk said...

Dear Kirsten Miller,
I am a HUGE fan of your books and i was wondering. When is the next book coming out? what is the title called?But I really want you to make another sooo please do!

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Charm said...

You know I go to Manhattan every week so this is kind of boring.

5:29 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home