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‘Photo of the Day’

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3,000 men who helped build the 810 ft high Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City stand in the window spaces of the building near the end of the constructional work. August 1964

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March 12, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

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She was collecting rocks.

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See more ‘Humans of New York’, HERE:

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/book

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February 28, 2014 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , | 1 Comment

Gordon Parks – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy ALWAYS something interesting’

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New York, May 1943.

“A woman and her dog in the Harlem section.”

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See more photos, HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/153

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Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director.

He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Parks

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February 21, 2014 Posted by | American photoghaphers, cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever, U.S. Cities | , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Year of the Horse’ – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Via: Humans of New York

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Seen in Chinatown – New York City.

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See more photos of New York City, HERE:

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

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February 1, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

American ‘work ethic’

Via: Humans of New York

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“I’m just a fat guy sitting in the cold.”

“Why are you sitting in the cold?”

I’m waiting to go to work. I work an overnight security job. I live in Philly, but I take the bus up here and stay for four days each week. I can’t find work in Philly and I’ve got two kids.”

“Where do you sleep?”

“Starbucks, McDonalds, anywhere I can take a quick nap.”

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Read more stories, see more photos, of New Yorkers, HERE:

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/69514327740/im-just-a-fat-guy-sitting-in-the-cold-why

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Hopefully someone reading this can find this guy a job in Philly – please.

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January 15, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

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photographer: unkown

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December 4, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , | Leave a comment

Cardinal Dolan (R-NY) – ‘Xristian Xrazy of the Day’

Via:Huffington Post

Pope-Sunday Services

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been “OUTMARKETED” on the issue of gay marriage and has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”

Dolan’s conversation with “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory will air Sunday on NBC.

Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan says it’s a tough battle when forces like Hollywood, politicians and “some opinion-molders” are on the other side.

But he said the gay marriage debate is not over and the church will not give up on it.

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On another divisive issue, Dolan said the Catholic Church has long championed comprehensive health care.

But he indicated that U.S. Catholic bishops cannot support the Affordable Care Act as long as it includes coverage for abortion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/30/gay-marriage-timothy-dolan_n_4363690.html

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December 1, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New York Yengkeys!

Via: Humans of New York

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They were from Tibet, and every single one of them was named Yengkey. At first I thought they were tricking me. But after they dispersed, I shouted “Yengkey!” And eight heads turned around.

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I’m having a realization about a pretty funny mistake I made. The older girl was the only one who spoke English fluently. She told me their name was “Tenzin.” And they were a team, like “The Yankees.”

I asked how to spell her name. And she told me “Yengkey.” I assumed this was a phonetically unfamiliar way of spelling Tenzin, that was unique to Tibet.

NOW,  I realize she was spelling Yankee.

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Read more terrific stories, and SEE more wonderful photos, of people who call New York City, HOME

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

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November 24, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lost Cow Tunnels of New York City

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Via: GIZMODO

Like every other major metropolis, New York City has tunnels for people, tunnels for cars, and lots of tunnels for trains. But it also has something rather more unique: tunnels for cows. Or does it? This is the story of New York’s lost, forgotten, or perhaps just mythical subterranean meat infrastructure.

The first time I came across a mention of the city’s cow tunnel(s) was in Raising Steaks, historian Betty Fussell’s study of beef and its role in American culture. The underground structure (or structures, depending on whose version of the story you believe) was supposedly built at the end of the nineteenth century: an infrastructural response to the cow-jams that had begun to block streets in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. (The increased quantity of cattle arriving in the city was due, in part, to another infrastructural innovation: the railway.)

‘As the railroads massively increased cattle traffic to Manhattan, the Pennsylvania Railroad built holding pens in New Jersey, whence barges would ferry cattle across the Hudson to slaughterhouses along Twelfth Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street. Traffic was so heavy in the 1870s that a “Cow Tunnel” was built beneath Twelfth Avenue to serve as an underground passage, and it’s rumored to be there still, awaiting designation as a landmark site.’

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Read more, HERE:

http://gizmodo.com/the-lost-cow-tunnels-of-new-york-city-1455215193

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November 2, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , | Leave a comment

NYC Concierges – ‘How may we hate you?’

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“Dubious”

GUEST: I need a salon appointment. Wash and blow on Saturday at 12.

(Concierge makes appointment.)

CONCIERGE: Alright. You are confirmed for a wash and blow at [NAME OF SALON] for Saturday at noon.

(GUEST rolls her eyes.)

CONCIERGE: Is that alright?

GUEST: Well, I’m just very dubious about the quality of a salon that actually has space at 12 on a Saturday. Is there another one you recommend?

CONCIERGE: So you want me to recommend a salon that won’t have space at the time you’re requesting?

GUEST: Yeah.  Let’s try that.

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Read more, HERE:

http://hotel-job.tumblr.com/

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October 19, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

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