by a very funny knock-knock joke.

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9/11 memorial #40

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This park, which sits in the footprint of the original 7 World Trade Center, is dedicated to the survivors of 9/11.

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9/11 truther

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Just outside the World Trade Center PATH station

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Glass

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And a little brick




This was the first of two heavily defaced Verizon trailers locked to street furniture that I saw today. Anyone know what they are?

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9/11 memorial #41

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Gerken Building

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Not to be confused with the Gherkin Building over in the Pickle District. Here are some interior photos from an apartment listing.

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A slight variation

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on the tall, skinny subway vent

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Speaking of subway vents

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This versatile Renaissance man does it all.

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One more beauty

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9/11 memorial #42

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A sculpture by Bill Barrett

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Portal of the day

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Washington Square Arch

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This marble arch was built in 1892 as a permanent replacement for a popular temporary arch erected three years earlier to commemorate the centennial of George Washington's inauguration. It sits in Washington Square Park, a long-ago potter's field (more than 20,000 bodies lie below ground here) that was turned into a public space in 1826. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the park was a vibrant center of counterculture during the 1950s and '60s.

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The guy on the left is playing a melodica (with an air tube), in case you were curious.

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Just a friendly game of…

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p├ętanque!

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Paint job of the day

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9/11 memorial #43

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Some nests are in trees

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And some trees are in nests.

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Here's a video tour of the interior.

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Basketball backdrop

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Henry Street Settlement

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These four row houses, built in 1832, are the headquarters of the Henry Street Settlement, a pioneering social service agency founded in 1893 by Lillian Wald.

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It's Dave's pawn shop, from Flight of the Conchords!

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Built in 1801, this church on Mott Street has served congregations of different denominations and ethnicities as the neighborhood has evolved over the years. It's been a Roman Catholic church since 1853, and its congregation is now largely Chinese. True to its welcoming, multicultural heritage, it was open to the public today for rest and contemplation, and it was a perfect spot to pause for a few quiet minutes as the day drew to a close.