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    Pulitzer Fountain

    Actually ... "The day Bitter finished the clay model for the
    sculpture, he was run over and killed by a car in New York, giving his assistant the task of completing the fountain." (from...
  2. Here, Preservation Meets Imagination

    The Corbin building is prized for being an fine early example of the use of architectural terra cotta.

    Some more pictures and notes about it can be found here:
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    City Fills Its Fountains

    I don't know how to post pictures directly here, but I am doing a series on NYC Fountains that started on 8/3 and will run at least to the end of the month:
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    Ceramic City - gotta lotta terra cotta

    For those interested, this month on www.nycjpg.com we are featuring architectural terra cotta in NYC, with our main reference being Susan Tunic's book "Terra-Cotta Skyline".

    Landmarks like the...
  5. "You can't take pictures here"

    I did find an ACLU lawyer's site devoted to this topic, which includes a valuable "The Photographer's Right" PDF. *The site is:

    http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm

    Quoting from the web page:
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  6. Panoramic Image of Washington Square Park - Leviathan-sized

    I still remember this comic on PBS 35 years ago -- his name might have been Marshall -- who did a deadpan bit on large, jumbo, and colossal canned black olives. *He then produced and opened a can...
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    New York City Website

    Well, of course I must mention my site:

    http://www.rovingrube.com/Rupod.htm

    On behalf of which I solicit NYC photos and notes from any and all users of this site.

    Here are some others:
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    East River

    Actually, you just reminded me, there is a group that walks entirely around the shoreline once a year, the first Saturday in May, rain or shine. I am going to try to do it this year, with my camera...
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    East River

    I especially love the ones of the bridges with the strong perspective lines that lead us into the picture.

    That was quite a walk, Zippy! *Is there a park along the river the whole way?
  10. "You can't take pictures here" - Restrictions on photography

    I take lots of pictures of architectural details, and today I was *told again, "You can't take pictures here!" by a security guard. *I was taking pictures of the *sidewalk* in front of office...
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    Sticky: Member Info Thread

    Mark, 46, Midtown Guy

    Misc.: *From New Jersey, been in NYC about 10 years. Have a NYC photography website, www.nycjpg.com, on behalf of which I am grateful to wirednewyork.com -- postings here...
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    MURALS

    You might possibly try asking the webmaster at:

    http://www.woostercollective.com/

    This site features "Street Art" in the form of graffiti, stickers, posters, and stencils -- not murals -- but...
  13. Conde Nast Building

    This building is one of the subjects of "Big and Green", an exhibit I just visited at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. ... One of the points the exhibit makes is that many of the...
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    Documentary on 1 Worldwide Plaza

    The companion book to the show can be found at Amazon:
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    New York City Burgers

    I was slavering like one of those Simpson's aliens reading that article! *My vote currently goes to Island Burger. * Here's what some people said on the NY Times forum for the article ...

    hobchi -...
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    'A picture of every building in NYC'

    Is this ONE guy, Frank Didik, behind all this? *He must never sleep!

    There was a site, DizzyCity.com, which had a virtual New York -- you could stand on any street corner and spin round to see...
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    The Lights of Dyker Heights

    Thanks, Daniel and Amigo ... I went back there again to get some supplementary shots in daylight/twilight and discovered a new passion, smoked Mozzarella cheese, as described in the notes for this...
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    The Holiday Lights of Dyker Heights

    I took a tour last night of the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, one of Cooper Union's "Cityscapes" series led by Justin Ferate.

    Here are some sample shots:
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    Snow in The City

    Thanks, Eugenius!

    I guess the muggers probably stay home during snowstorms ...
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    Snow in The City

    I am scared to go into Central Park after dark, Edward -- but I imagine you can get a lot of good pictures there, especially in the snow. *I was thinking of doing the carriage ride and getting the...
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    New signs in Times Square

    Now that the giant coke bottle is truly gone, here are a couple of memorial shots:

    http://www.rovingrube.com/misc/coke.htm

    I believe it went up in the early 90's, maybe late 80's -- the first...
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    New signs in Times Square

    I posted a couple of shots of the new Hershey sign at:

    http://www.rovingrube.com/misc/hershey.sign.htm

    They have a adopted a factory motif, and the York Peppermint Patty and Life Savers are...
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    AOL Time Warner Center

    I haven't had much luck capturing the scale of this project in my photos -- but when you're standing in Columbus Circle, it looks very big and complicated. *The link below is to a shot I took this...
  24. Grand Central Terminal

    The Grand Central Partnerships offers a free tour of the terminal every Friday at 12:30 PM, led by Justin Ferate. *The below is excerpted from my site page entitled "The day the ICBM put a hole in...
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    Westin New York at Times Square Hotel

    Loved reading the Goldberger vs. Muschamp "good taste" debate -- thanks for posting these; they give you a lot to think about! * I personally have not yet found a viewing location in which the 42nd...
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