In honor of the New York Yankees dropping three in a row -- don't get too excited, fellow Sox fans, we're still 9.5 games back -- I have two New York City photo challenges for you In the early 1920s, "apple" was used in reference to the many racing courses in and around New York City; apple referred to the prizes being awarded for the races -- as these were important races, the rewards were substantial. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, New York City's jazz musicians began referring to New York City as the "Big Apple." The nickname later faded from use and wasn't revived until the early 1970s, as part of a tourism campaign to spiff up New York's image. A 1971 campaign to increase tourism to New York City adopted the "Big Apple" as an officially recognized reference to New York City. And while there are many Walgreens pharmacies in the Big Apple, and several NYPD police stations, there is only one Walgreens located in the same building as an NYPD station; find it!
New York City is also one of the world's great fashion capitals and offers unmatched assets such as world-class creative talent, retail space in highly-trafficked locations, best-in-class production companies and fashion and design schools. Luxurious boutiques, designer flagships and fast-fashion emporiums offer stylish goods in every corner of the five boroughs. Runway shows lend the start of every season a theatrical grandeur, but talks, exhibitions, store openings, exclusive collaborations and sample sales round out the offerings. Find what New York City storefront has (had?) this big ass plant sitting outside of it.
The renowned travel magazine National Geographic has been holding the National Geographic Traveler Contest for photography for the last 26 years. Each year, National Geographic gives readers a chance to submit their travel photos for an opportunity to win amazing prizes. Last year alone, the contest had over 18,000 entries. Here are 10 of the best from this years contest!
Once Stanley Kubrick became aware of Garrett Brown's Steadicam invention in 1974, he couldn't wait to get his hands on one and play with it. In fact, every single one of Stanley Kubrick's films -- including The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut. -- has at least one long, uncut tracking shot with the camera appearing to pull the character along; the camera moves backwards while the the actor walking facing the camera.
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Now I'm not saying owning a Russian Vepr-12 semiautomatic shotgun would make you more badass but if it did, you can pick up a Russian Vepr-12 semiautomatic shotgun with 100 rounds of ammo -- your choice either 00 buck or slugs -- for only $799. So if owning one did indeed make you badass, it would be a very affordable badass and certainly not some Frankensteined badass like this.
Ernie, I figure it's gotta be the Rio. The Gold Coast doesn't have towers that tall and I think the Palms might be too far back for that angle. I can't do Google Earth that well. I go by where I've been out there. Tom
You know Tom, at first I thought no way can it be the Rio. I took a quick look on Google Maps -- and curse those fuckers for only allowing 90 degreemap spins -- and didn't think it was possible. So I did what I would have done if I were challenged, and pulled up an overhead view, and traced a line starting just to the left of the Mandolin Bay going directly over top the peak of the Luxor and I'll be a son of a bitch. It ends at the Rio. In fact, when I zoomed the angled view more, there's the flat one story building with all the ac vents on top.
"Hurricane is the professional name that I acquired later on in life. Carter is the slave name that was given to my forefathers, who worked in the cotton fields of Alabama and Georgia. It was passed onto me. The kindest thing I can say about my childhood is that I survived it. Paterson was a run-down town, a poor and violent place. The only way to survive was to know how to handle yourself, and I learned fast. I was a fighting machine. One thing I could do -- the only thing -- was box. had tasted my own blood, and I loved it."