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New York photos and general chat

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by editor, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    from there:

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    apparently, rolling the hoop was played from roman times. that picture is from 1886, but when i was growing up in the 1960s, i knew nothing about it, never saw anyone playing it nor heard of it. did it really go away that quickly?
     
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  2. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    I'd heard of it before, seem to remember seeing pictures of Victorian children in the UK rolling a hoop.
    I think it probably died out in the early 1900s - certainly didn't see it in my childhood.
     
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  3. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Have you visited the site recently? I've passed by that big globe and always wanted to take a look around to see what's left.
     
  5. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    the unisphere, from the 1963-4 world's fair, where i spent many, many hours at the sufferance of my weary mother:
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    what's left at the site (flushing meadows park) is that globe and the new york state exhibition, which features at the end of Men In Black, and which had a giant map of NYS on the ground

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    see also New York World’s Fair | AbandonedNYC
     
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  6. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    i was in the automat at 42nd and 3rd ave lots:
    randomness | Remembering the Horn & Hardart Automat.

    it was on the corner of the block where the Daily News building was, which I was also in lots:
    Inside the Daily News Building
    Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: News Building
    those pictures doesn't give the full idea of how cool the lobby was. it has a bank of meteorological equipment and the floor had tiles like these:

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  9. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

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