Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

David N. Barnett (
Thu, 03 Aug 1995 22:42:24 GMT

S.NEMETH@IX.NETCOM.COM (Stella Nemeth) wrote:

>Manhattan was laid out intentionally once you get north of the
>original colonial city. They are exactly North/South and East/West.

Not really. While the streets of upper Manhattan are laid out on a
rectangular grid, they are not aligned to true north. Not even close.
If you're walking "uptown" on an Avenue (I'm assuming that no one
would be foolish enough to actually DRIVE there...), you'll be heading
north-northeast. The grid is tilted about 15 degrees clockwise from
vertical, as you look at the map.

What this has to do with Anthropology I don't know, but I couldn't let
your statement go unchallenged.