Neil deGrasse Tyson on Manhattanhenge

Four evenings a year, the brick, steel, and asphalt of Manhattan's cityscape take part in a unique alignment of metropolis and cosmos. The rays of the setting Sun align perfectly with Manhattan's street grid—framed by skyscrapers and creating a breathtaking wash of illumination along the cross-streets. Frederick P.… » 7/10/13 3:20pm 7/10/13 3:20pm

Check out Neil deGrasse Tyson's hand-drawn map of Manhattan(henge)

Over at Brain Pickings, Maria Popova has assembled a great little preview of Mapping Manhattan, a newly published collection of 75 hand-drawn maps, submitted by strangers and famous New Yorkers alike to cartographic curator Becky Cooper. One of our favorites of the bunch is this sketch from astrophysicist Neil… » 4/03/13 9:20am 4/03/13 9:20am