Archive for the eyewitness category

August 11th, 2007

4:15 August 11

Posted in eyewitness, Zone10-4 pm by Heidi

Bus stop marks 4:15.

4:15 11 Aug

4:15 11 Aug (2)

July 14th, 2007

Manhattanhenge at LIC Sundial

Posted in EVENTS, eyewitness, Zone13-7 pm by Heidi

Sunset at the LIC Sundial during Manhattanhenge (see July 6 post). Left image looking West, sun sets directly behind gnomon, right image looking East, sunset reflected off of sundial.

LIC Sundial - Manhattanhenge

July 11th, 2007

7:40 pm July 9

Posted in eyewitness, Zone13-7 pm by Heidi

Looking east at the Thompson Ave. roadway over the rail yards.

7:40 July 9

July 3rd, 2007

8:00 am July 3

Posted in eyewitness, Zone02-8 am by Heidi

Roof of Parkview Professional Center, on 45th Road across from the park.

8am 3 July

July 2nd, 2007

2:35 July 2

Posted in eyewitness, Zone08-2 pm by Heidi

Following shadow from west edge to its tip, in a parking lot between Hunter Street and Jackson Ave.

July 2 west edge


shadow tip in parking lot

July 2nd, 2007

noon July 2

Posted in eyewitness, Zone06-Noon by Heidi

Gnomon shadow mixed with tree shadow at subway entrance on 44th Drive, photo looking West.

noon July 2

June 25th, 2007

5:15 pm 25 June

Posted in eyewitness, Zone11-5 pm by Heidi

Shadow lands on roof of the Sculpture Center and neighboring building on Purves Street at 5:15 pm.

Sculpture Center roof

June 6th, 2007

Far from the east at 7am

Posted in eyewitness, Zone01-7 am by Heidi

From the east at 7 am

May 29th, 2007

9:10 am May 29

Posted in eyewitness, Zone03-9 am by Heidi

The middle of 45th Avenue between 21st and 23rd streets marks 9:10 am May 29th.


May 6th, 2007

Sundial within a sundial revisited

Posted in digressions, eyewitness, Zone08-2 pm by Heidi

Sundial within sundial, 2pm May 6

2:00 on May 6th is marked by a small sundial – which will remain a decent 2 pm landmark for the first week or so of May. Note the about 5-foot shift in shadow location in 4 days – see previous post at the same spot.

The small sundial is adorned by plaques in the cardinal directions:
North: “Brian Watkins Athlete-Hero”
East: “Vincent C. McNeill Surveyor”
South: “Maria Hernandez Housewife-Heroine”
West: “Joseph E. McGrath Educator”
One wonders who these people are and why they were chosen to be honored in such a manner.