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    Carlton Arms!!! Definately the Carlton Arms!

    Carlton Arms!!! Definately the Carlton Arms!
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    Come on now. I know the Williamsburg is not the...

    Come on now. I know the Williamsburg is not the most stunning thing crossing the river, but could we please leave those silly pseudo-futuristic looking pieces of crap in Boston where they belong?
  3. Oddly enough, The Plaza was Frank Lloyd Wright's...

    Oddly enough, The Plaza was Frank Lloyd Wright's home away from home. He did alot of moaning and groaning about how awful a place New York had become but LOVED The Plaza.
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    Hey! How about El Parador on E.34th Street? Man,...

    Hey! How about El Parador on E.34th Street? Man, that place is the BEST!
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    The first 'Men in Black' was pretty cool with...

    The first 'Men in Black' was pretty cool with their headquarters being inside the ventilator of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. The best in my opinion, though, is 'Taxi Driver'. I clearly remember when...
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    Paul 'Big Paulie' Costellano was also a big fan...

    Paul 'Big Paulie' Costellano was also a big fan of the place. Then one night...
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    We're both right! Rudolph de Harak and William...

    We're both right! Rudolph de Harak and William Tarr are credited with both the biplane sculpture AND 'Rejected Skin'. The latter is indeed made from rejected pieces of the building's aluminum siding.
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    Unfortunately, I have no photos to post but I CAN...

    Unfortunately, I have no photos to post but I CAN tell you that the sculpture was designed by some guy named Rudolph de Harak and executed by the sculptor William Tarr in 1969. It is cool, aint it?
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    What a photo!!! Really spectacular!! Bravo!...

    What a photo!!! Really spectacular!! Bravo! :shock:
  10. Those mugs sure weren't no Stanford Whites!

    Those mugs sure weren't no Stanford Whites!
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    Thanks Tonyo for the good review. I'm happy you...

    Thanks Tonyo for the good review. I'm happy you like the work! Jasonik, your insights are very much appreciated and I'll tell you that alot of the stuff you refer to is stuff that my wife has...
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    N.Y.C. Skyscraper Illustrations

    I've been working on a website and would really value some input from some forum members. The site is http://www.jackryanink.com Please check it out and let me know what you think!
  13. The setbacks on 30 Rock are due in part to the...

    The setbacks on 30 Rock are due in part to the diminishing amount of elevator shafts in the upper portion of the building!
  14. One of my favorite buildings in the city!

    One of my favorite buildings in the city!
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    Back in the stone age I was a member in good...

    Back in the stone age I was a member in good standing of the 'Brotherhood of the bag' as we called it. I rode about 60 miles every day (including the two miles in from Brooklyn). God only knows how...
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    Take a subway to Bowling Green or South Ferry and...

    Take a subway to Bowling Green or South Ferry and walk around. Bear north but wander around and you will find yourself among 1930's skyscrapers and 19th Century warehouses. There are also some bars...
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    Did you know that New York City's only J.F.K....

    Did you know that New York City's only J.F.K. memorial is located in Brooklyn? Its a bust of Kennedy by Brooklyn sculptor Neil Estern and is located in Grand Army Plaza.
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    In 'I Love Lucy' Im pretty sure that the address...

    In 'I Love Lucy' Im pretty sure that the address was 625 E.68th St. which I always thought strange because back before T.V. Land and Nick there was WNEW-TV that would broadcast the show and they...
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    All In the Family was in Flushing, on 'Taxi', the...

    All In the Family was in Flushing, on 'Taxi', the Sunshine Cab Company's garage was and is still on Washington St. In the West Village, 'Barney Miller' was supposed to be the 10th Pct on West 10th...
  20. I like what I'm reading here. Back in about 1984...

    I like what I'm reading here. Back in about 1984 I was playing in a band called Mike Mok and we did a few recording sessions at a studio located in the penthouse of 611. You were free to roam around...
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    Everybody has got to wear a hat like the one...

    Everybody has got to wear a hat like the one William vanAlen is wearing in that famous photo taken at the Beaux Arts Ball.
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    Sticky: Is it on Sixth Ave and about 15th Street?

    Is it on Sixth Ave and about 15th Street?
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    Definately the Carlton Arms on East 25th Street...

    Definately the Carlton Arms on East 25th Street in Manhattan.I think their web site is Carlton Arms.com. Cheap, clean, in a great location and its truly unique. Scope out the web site and you will...
  24. 40 Wall has always been one of my favorite...

    40 Wall has always been one of my favorite skyline buildings. Not only is it the quintessential skyscraper but also has quite a history. It lost it's bid for tallest in the world to William Van...
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    Remember when it had the Grant's logo scripted...

    Remember when it had the Grant's logo scripted across the top in illuminated orange lettering? Hey, Zippy...Thanks so much for that link to Gigantor. We had alot of laughs over it last night!
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