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MTA Routes Lost to Time

As the V and W train routes are phased out AM New York takes a look back at the numerous changes and reorganization of routes. Changing demographics, budget issues and big construction jobs force planners to perpetually tinker with the subway routes, said Lunden, an MTA veteran. The train names have always been a work […]

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Neat Links From My Father, 8

– A 3-D desktop for the Mac. – Scroll down for the humerous 404 ornament. – Get your monitor spotless! – Evidently there are some nice things to see in Staten Island, who knew. ;P – A Twitter feed worth following! – This city’s not a concrete jungle, it’s a human zoo. – NY Time […]

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Around the World in Record Time

It took Kashi Samaddar nearly seven years and £350,000 to visit all 218 nations on Earth, setting the world record. Sadly, his photographs of such an achievement are a bit lack-luster. The idea for the trip began in 2003 when Calcutta-born Mr Samaddar was left stranded in Johannesburg, South Africa for two days because of […]

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Parisian Trouser Ban

Funny law that’s still, surprisingly, on the Parisian books! The rule banning women from dressing like men – namely by wearing trousers – was first introduced in 1800 by Paris’ police chief and has survived repeated attempts to repeal it. … As Evelyne Pisier, a law professor whose book Le Droit des Femmes (The Rights […]

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Neat Links From My Father, 6

That time again! – OKtrends helps out with online dating introductions. – Showtime gives TriBeCa apartments a TV make-over. – Because I’m cheap and love fashion. – Fantastic party for Takashi Murakami @ the Standard Hotel. – Video of the San Diego Zoo’s new baby panda first checkup. – Microsoft’s secret tablet. – That hilarious […]

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