Yesterday we were talking about how to find your way in Manhattan. That got us thinking-- which way is North around here, anyway? A little research revealed this article by Charles Petzold. He uses some geometry to calculate the angle between true north and the major north/south avenues, and finds that it's a little less than 29 degrees, depending on how you do the math. Another fun fact revealed by the article: Stuyvesant Street (just off 9th and 3rd Avenue in the East Village), runs almost exactly East-West. That might be the only street in Manhattan that meets that description-- but we're not 100% sure.