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Portal of the day

February 3rd, 2012



This is the 190th Street A station, where Victor Hess performed his subterranean radiation research.

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Familiar faces

February 3rd, 2012



You can see three of our old acquaintances in this photo. Two are pretty easy to spot; the third (which we haven't actually seen before — we've just seen the same type of thing) is not. Need a hint for Thing No. 3?

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Palace Cathedral

February 3rd, 2012



Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, better known as Reverend Ike, was a charismatic, flamboyant preacher who, during his 1970s heyday, spread his prosperity-based doctrine of the Science of Living to a TV and radio audience of some 2.5 million people, becoming a multimillionaire in the process. In 1969, he purchased the former Loew's 175th Street Theatre, a "delirious masterpiece" built in the "Byzantine-Romanesque-Indo-Hindu-Sino-Moorish-Persian-Eclectic-Rococo-Deco style", and turned it into his headquarters, renaming it the Palace Cathedral. (It's also known as the United Palace Theatre in its more recent role as a part-time music venue.) Rev. Ike passed away in 2009, and his son has since taken the reins of the church. Hopefully I'll find myself back here on a Sunday and will be able to take a peek inside.

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This World War I memorial stands in Mitchel Square, across from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. There are no typos in the previous sentence.

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Entrance gate

February 3rd, 2012



to the gorgeous, fading Audubon Terrace

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The hunt

February 3rd, 2012



One of eight panels lining the doors of the former Museum of the American Indian on Audubon Terrace

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Portal to happiness

February 3rd, 2012



American Academy of Arts and Letters, Audubon Terrace

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Danilo Medina

February 3rd, 2012



He's running for president of the Dominican Republic. I learned this when I saw his face a hundred times today in Washington Heights and Inwood. There are almost 600,000 Dominicans living in NYC (making them the most populous foreign nationality in the city), and since 2004 they've been able to cast votes for their national elections from polling centers here in New York.

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Relief!

February 3rd, 2012



Church of the Intercession

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John James Audubon

February 3rd, 2012



The former estate of the famed naturalist and painter lay just across what is now 155th Street from Trinity Church Cemetery, where this monument stands.

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High Bridge

February 3rd, 2012



Completed in 1848, it's the oldest bridge still standing in NYC (sort of — in order to improve navigation on the Harlem River, five of the original masonry arches were replaced by a single steel arch in 1927). A beautiful, stately structure in its own right, it was but one component of a truly extraordinary engineering project.

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Three sisters

February 3rd, 2012



Moving from front to back, we have the Washington, Hamilton, and High Bridges.

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Truncation

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Animal estates

February 3rd, 2012



There are several plaques like this around Swindler Cove Park providing information on the construction of homes for different types of wild animals, from bats to owls to squirrels.

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Pizza Nova

February 3rd, 2012



How exactly does one please a pizza?

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9/11 citywide memorial

February 3rd, 2012



Technical note: There are tons of streets in New York that have been renamed for heroes and victims of 9/11. For the purposes of enumerating 9/11 memorials, and because they have so much in common with one another, I'm going to count all the renamed streets as individual components of one large citywide memorial. Memorial #11 was the first renamed street I noticed, so I'll consider all other renamed streets to be part of #11 as well.

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9/11 memorial #16

February 3rd, 2012



This is the centerpiece of a memorial garden at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Inwood. Mementos of parishioners killed in the attacks were buried in a box beneath the cross.

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9/11 memorial #16, continued

February 3rd, 2012



Another section of the memorial garden. Upon each stone is the name and photo of a 9/11 victim from the parish.

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9/11 memorial #17

February 3rd, 2012



There's an inscription written just out of frame to the left, but it's so worn away that it's illegible.

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Blinded by the Light

February 3rd, 2012



The visual details of Vermilyea Avenue were a bit obscured this afternoon.