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All I know is that I’ve been to a lot of places and I will always prefer New York City.

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Main Street, New York: Broadway is Like ‘a Human Highway’

Most towns call it Main Street, but in New York City, it’s Broadway. Spanning 33 miles, it’s a mash-up of cultures, commerce and fantasy.

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American flags stolen from atop Brooklyn Bridge, replaced with white flags

Someone stole two American flags from atop the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced them with white flags, police said Tuesday.

It was not clear when the theft happened, but police were investigating the scene Tuesday morning.

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MyNYPD: An Unarmed Black Man Was Choked to Death by a Cop Yesterday
Via the New York Daily News, an unarmed black man was choked to death by police yesterday in Staten Island. The man in question was a “400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad” named Eric Garner, who screamed over and over again “I can’t breathe!” as “at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.” Garner had a history of arrests for the crime of selling loose cigarettes (yes, you read that right) but didn’t appear to be doing anything at the time of his murder (yes, you read that right too). Police claim that he had been selling loosies, but none were found on him at the time of his death.
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MyNYPD: An Unarmed Black Man Was Choked to Death by a Cop Yesterday

Via the New York Daily Newsan unarmed black man was choked to death by police yesterday in Staten Island. The man in question was a “400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad” named Eric Garner, who screamed over and over again “I can’t breathe!” as “at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he balked at being handcuffed.” Garner had a history of arrests for the crime of selling loose cigarettes (yes, you read that right) but didn’t appear to be doing anything at the time of his murder (yes, you read that right too). Police claim that he had been selling loosies, but none were found on him at the time of his death.

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centralparknyc:

The only thing we would add to this fabulous piece chronicling the history of Bethesda Fountain and ‘Angel of the Waters’ is: If you’d like to help us keep the Angel flying high and the Fountain flowing freely, please support Central Park Conservancy with a donation! Want to know how we use your donations? We recently wrote about the multi-million dollar renovations we undertook to restore Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Arcade to their original glory after decades of neglect.
Central Park Conservancy is the not-for-profit organization tasked by the City of New York with caring for, renovating, and maintaining Central Park.  We raise 75% of the Park’s multi-million dollar yearly budget through individual donations. Your support directly impacts the beauty of the Park. Never forget, it’s your Park, we just take care of it for you!
(via Unraveling the History of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain - Curbed Classics - Curbed NY)

centralparknyc:

The only thing we would add to this fabulous piece chronicling the history of Bethesda Fountain and ‘Angel of the Waters’ is: If you’d like to help us keep the Angel flying high and the Fountain flowing freely, please support Central Park Conservancy with a donation! Want to know how we use your donations? We recently wrote about the multi-million dollar renovations we undertook to restore Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Arcade to their original glory after decades of neglect.

Central Park Conservancy is the not-for-profit organization tasked by the City of New York with caring for, renovating, and maintaining Central Park.  We raise 75% of the Park’s multi-million dollar yearly budget through individual donations. Your support directly impacts the beauty of the Park. Never forget, it’s your Park, we just take care of it for you!

(via Unraveling the History of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain - Curbed Classics - Curbed NY)

Top 10 Off-The-Beaten-Path Rooftop Bars in NYC

Rodeo Bar Will Sing Its Final Song This Month
Rodeo Bar, aka “NYC’s longest running honky-tonk,” will say its cowboy’s farewell on July 27th. The bar announced the news on Facebook, saying that a rent hike and “a changing landscape” is forcing the shutter. “We’re proud to have helped define the country, Americana and rockabilly scene in New York City for all these years. But more than that, we were supported by an incredible community of people… We can’t thank y’all enough.” The nightly shows will go on through July 26th. A tipster tells EV Grieve that the building is up for sale and the asking rent is $58,333 a month.

Rodeo Bar Will Sing Its Final Song This Month

Rodeo Bar, aka “NYC’s longest running honky-tonk,” will say its cowboy’s farewell on July 27th. The bar announced the news on Facebook, saying that a rent hike and “a changing landscape” is forcing the shutter. “We’re proud to have helped define the country, Americana and rockabilly scene in New York City for all these years. But more than that, we were supported by an incredible community of people… We can’t thank y’all enough.” The nightly shows will go on through July 26th. A tipster tells EV Grieve that the building is up for sale and the asking rent is $58,333 a month.

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NYPD Air Traffic Control Recording Tells a Different Side of Near-Crash Drone Story

Yesterday, the story of two DJI Phantom quadcopters endangering an NYPD helicopter made the rounds online. Initial reports claimed that the two ‘drones’ were flying right at the helicopter forcing the NYPD pilot to take evasive action before following the Phantoms back to their source and taking the RC pilots into custody.

The air traffic control recording and several statements from the pilots themselves, however, seem to run contrary to what the NYPD is claiming, making it look like the helicopter was never in danger and, in fact, chased down the pilots with no idea what to even charge them with.

The recording, which was published by Liveatc.net and is embedded here, confirms that pilots Remy Castro and Wilkins Mendosa were perhaps flying their quadcopters too high, in a less-than-desirable location and making sudden movements; however, there is no indication of an imminent crash and it seems the helicopter took chase, not the other way around.

As the chopper follows the RC helicopters back to their source and notifies police on the ground, the conversation turns to what exactly they’ll be charging the pilots with.

We have the guys who were operating them,” you can hear the NYPD say in the recording. “We really don’t know exactly what we have, maybe a reckless. Not sure what exactly we got.” That “we don’t know what we have” sentiment is then repeated a couple of more times before the pertinent part of the recording ends (around 27:20) with the statement:

Seems to me, if they were at 1,000 feet they’d have to be operating that thing recklessly, regardless of whether or not it was a toy.

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These shaved ices just call out your name on a hot and humid day

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These shaved ices just call out your name on a hot and humid day

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Tomorrow’s World: The New York World’s Fair

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, “Tomorrow’s World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park”  includes never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City’s fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair. – NYC Parks

Tomorrow’s World” is free and open to the public through August 27, from Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue.

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