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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Broadway runs primarily north-south along Manhattan, but is not parallel to all of the other north-south avenues on the island.  Instead, it cuts diagonally from northwest to south east.  As a result, it creates a major intersection every several blocks as it crosses both an east-west cross-street and a major avenue at the same time.  […]

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Late afternoon shot of Grant’s Tomb on Morningside Heights, Manhattan, resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War General for the Union (North) and later President of the United States.  The site is the subject of an old, old joke whose punchline is “who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?”, with the joke being that the question […]

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Maxilla and Mandible has been a fixture on Columbus Avenue near the Museum of Natural History for as long as I can remember.  According to its website, it was founded in 1983.  Their niche is selling museum quality natural history specimens to the general public.  That encompasses more than just bones, but everyone I know […]

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Pretty much everyone who photographs New York cityscapes goes to the Top of the Rock and gets pictures of uptown, downtown, the rivers, bridges, and sometimes great skies that are visible from the observation deck.    Pictures of the fixtures on the observation deck itself are, while not rare, much less common. What is uncommon is […]

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