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Be Prepared For Manhattanhenge! May 29-20
2012-05-29 13:22:16

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com On Tuesday evening, residences and onlookers in Manhattan will be treated to a sunset spectacle known as Manhattanhenge. During the event, a half sun will align itself perfectly with the city's 201-year-old grid at 8:17 p.m. as it sets right in line with the streets of Manhattan in New York. The steel construction echoes a similar effect created by Stonehenge, as the ancient arrangement matches the direction of the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset....

2011-07-09 00:00:29

To celebrate the occurrence of Manhattanhenge, a breathtaking solar event, Stonehenge Partners is hosting a celebration in the streets of Times Square. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12th at 235 West 48th Street with a ceremonial procession through Times Square. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Stonehenge Partners is proud to publicly support the July 12th New York City Manhattanhenge occurrence. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. at 235 West 48th Street in Firefighters Memorial Park,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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