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    Excellent book. I'm halfway through it. Further posts regarding the book should go in THIS thread.

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    Bus loop


    Support columns for the bus stop canopy


    The pavilion


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    Default 400 years ago today..

    ...Henry Hudson sailed into, perhaps, the greatest natural harbor in the world. The land was quiet, green and hilly. If only they had the capacity to imagine the subsequent centuries!

    Eight days earlier, Galileo first presented his telescope to the public.

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    There goes the neighborhood!

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    Dutch Invasion


    By Mason Currey

    Monday, August 31, 2009 11:35 am


    Ben van Berkel/UN Studio’s New Amsterdam Pavilion is now under construction in downtown Manhattan.
    Photo: Richard Koek/courtesy UN Studio


    Last April, Karrie Jacobs wrote approvingly of the plans for a new pavilion at New York’s South Ferry subway station, to be designed by UN Studio’s Ben van Berkel in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the river that now bears his name. She wrote:

    Granted, this origami-style building, with its sidewalk café, colorful LED display, and edifying pavement texts, won’t save us from the economic damage done by the rapers and pillagers of Wall Street. But it will be one of those unexpected urban treats, like Madison Square Park’s Shake Shack or Times Square’s new TKTS booth, a small token of civilization that represents this city’s virtues far better than any number of starchitect condos.

    Now the pavilion’s opening is just around the corner. The official unveiling—with the Netherlands’ Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Màxima in attendance—takes place next Wednesday, September 9, as part of a six-day festival that will include exhibitions, a sailing race, free bike rentals, Dutch delicacies, and more. View the complete schedule of events on the NY400 Web site.


    http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/

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    it will be one of those unexpected urban treats, like Madison Square Park’s Shake Shack or Times Square’s new TKTS booth, a small token of civilization that represents this city’s virtues far better than any number of starchitect condos.
    Yes, I totally agree. Let's hope we see more of these kinds of civilizing structures and uses of space in the city. I like to think we might be seeing a cultural turning point.

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    September 4, 2009

    The 21 Booms Set for Tuesday? Not to Fear

    By Jennifer 8. Lee

    As a heads-up to the city (since government actions in Manhattan sometimes get misinterpreted) …

    Sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the Dutch naval ship HMNLS Tromp will offer a 21-gun salute as part of a kickoff for a weeklong series of events celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in what is now New York City. (Yes, these Dutch-New York friendship events have been dribbling out all year, but this is the big push.)

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, the crown prince of the Netherlands, and his wife, Princess Máxima, on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The gun salute will be part of a ceremony that also involves NATO vessels, Dutch naval frigates and other ships, the U.S.S. Carney, seven minesweepers and a replica of Hudson’s ship the Half Moon.

    The 21 shots will last two minutes. The salute was coordinated with the Office of Emergency Management, the Police Department, the Coast Guard and other agencies.

    Are gun sounds, so close to the anniversary of 9/11, a good idea? At least it is better than military flyovers (though the government, in fairness, has improved its alerts to the city after the Air Force One episode in April).

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...y-not-to-fear/

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    The Hudson River At 400 (PHOTOS)

    Four hundred years ago this month, the English explorer Henry Hudson and his crew sailed into New York Bay, forever changing their lives, and the world. In celebration of Hudson's voyage, LIFE.com has put together a collection of their greatest shots of the river named after him.


    Grande Dam
    The Croton Dam on the Hudson river.
    Photo: Frederic Lewis/Getty Images
    Jan 01, 1950


    The Glistening River, 1976
    Photo: Peter Keegan/Getty Images
    Jan 01, 1976


    The Hudson in January
    Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
    Jan 22, 2005

    Check out the slide show below for a trip through time, and a whole new appreciation for the river:

    http://www.life.com/image/first/in-g...edgallery31782

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_277358.html

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    There are markers stenciled on the sidewalks of Lower Manhattan showing the "1609 waterline."




    I sort of knew where the shore was, but it's a little startling seeing it while walking and becoming aware of all the added land.

    I thought the shore extended down Pearl St all the way to State St, but it jogged east at Whitehall one block to Water, and then continued west along State St.

    I also thought it cut through a bit of Battery Park toward Greenwich St, but it continued along State to Broadway, close to bowling Green. See below.





    The Dutch sure like to make land.

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    http://www.newislandfestival.com/

    Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City's Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival.

    http://www.newislandfestival.com/eve...min-van-buuren

    World famous DJ Armin van Buuren provides the beats for this Saturday afternoon dance party at Governors Island Water Taxi Beach.
    As part of the New Island Festival's celebration of art and culture, this Dutch DJ will be bringing the dance floor to New York Harbor for a FREE party!

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    Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd, New York!

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    Iedereen heft een toost aan 400 jaar van Nieuw Amsterdam op!

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    Aboard the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Tromp (F803) in New York harbor.

    Video links here.

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    can someone tell me who's responsible for the "1609 waterline" stencils? tx

    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    There are markers stenciled on the sidewalks of Lower Manhattan showing the "1609 waterline."




    I sort of knew where the shore was, but it's a little startling seeing it while walking and becoming aware of all the added land.

    I thought the shore extended down Pearl St all the way to State St, but it jogged east at Whitehall one block to Water, and then continued west along State St.

    I also thought it cut through a bit of Battery Park toward Greenwich St, but it continued along State to Broadway, close to bowling Green. See below.





    The Dutch sure like to make land.

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