World’s Only Jet Pack Flies Around the Statue of Liberty; The History of the NYC Grid

Posted On Tue, November 10, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, November 10, 2015 By In Daily Link Fix

  • Gerard Koeppel, author of “City on a Grid: How New York Became New York,” is giving a lecture and book signing tonight at the Museum of the City of New York. [MCNY]
  • The man who owns the world’s only real jetpack just flew it around the Statue of Liberty and made a video of it. [Gothamist]
  • The burial vaults, bones, and coffins found below Washington Square Park won’t be disturbed even by archaeologists. [DNAinfo]
  • Sick of your desk job? NASA is hiring astronauts. [NYT]
  • New documentary “The Lost Arcade” tells the story of the Chinatown Fair, a penny arcade that opened on Mott Street in 1944. [Boing Boing]

Images: Via JetPack Aviation (L); Original NYC street grid (R)

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