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08/18/2014 10:57:42

fotojournalismus:

A full moon rises over the skyline of New York as seen from the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey on August 10, 2014. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

fotojournalismus:

A full moon rises over the skyline of New York as seen from the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey on August 10, 2014. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

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08/14/2014 15:22:59

thisiscitylab:


Looking on the brighter side, the plans may counter the fears of some Olympic skeptics. Bits of the marsh area were commandeered for the 2012 Olympics, with locals doubting promises that they’d be returned. Now it seems that they have not only returned to public use, but will be enlarged into something no other major city in Europe can boast.

-London’s Bold Plan to Re-Wild Its Eastern Wetlands
[Photo: Ron Ellis/Shutterstock.com]

thisiscitylab:

Looking on the brighter side, the plans may counter the fears of some Olympic skeptics. Bits of the marsh area were commandeered for the 2012 Olympics, with locals doubting promises that they’d be returned. Now it seems that they have not only returned to public use, but will be enlarged into something no other major city in Europe can boast.

-London’s Bold Plan to Re-Wild Its Eastern Wetlands

[Photo: Ron Ellis/Shutterstock.com]

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08/14/2014 15:20:57

retronewyork:

New York City 1971 - Times Square by Gentle***Giant on Flickr.

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08/14/2014 15:19:36

newsweek:

We’ve decided to look deeper at the matter by exploring average internet speeds by state with this map. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.
The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement of data transfer speed within a network. In our map, darker greens represent faster speeds and lighter greens represent slower speeds.
The Northeast has some of the fastest speeds in the nation, while the Midwest and less populated states have generally slower speeds. The state with the fastest speed was Virginia at 13.7 average mbps, while the slowest belonged to Alaska at 7 average mbps. Check out our map and see where your state ranks!
Internet Speeds by State: MAP - Broadview OfficeSuite Blog

newsweek:

We’ve decided to look deeper at the matter by exploring average internet speeds by state with this map. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.

The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement of data transfer speed within a network. In our map, darker greens represent faster speeds and lighter greens represent slower speeds.

The Northeast has some of the fastest speeds in the nation, while the Midwest and less populated states have generally slower speeds. The state with the fastest speed was Virginia at 13.7 average mbps, while the slowest belonged to Alaska at 7 average mbps. Check out our map and see where your state ranks!

Internet Speeds by State: MAP - Broadview OfficeSuite Blog

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08/14/2014 09:04:42

historicaltimes:

People sit on the curb amongst the confetti, tickertape and paper from the parade celebrating the end of WWII in NYC on VJ Day. August 14, 1945.

historicaltimes:

People sit on the curb amongst the confetti, tickertape and paper from the parade celebrating the end of WWII in NYC on VJ Day. August 14, 1945.

(via micropolisnyc)

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08/13/2014 13:30:18

retronewyork:

1970 photo of Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, looking north from 55th Street.

retronewyork:

1970 photo of Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, looking north from 55th Street.

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08/11/2014 11:38:37

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 11, 1973: The Birth of Hip-Hop
On this day in 1973, DJ Kool Herc dropped a new sound that changed history. While DJ’ing at his sister’s back-to-school party, Herc tried something new on the turntable: he extended an instrumental beat (scratching the track) to let people dance longer (break dancing) and began MC’ing (rapping) during the extended breakdancing. And so DJ Kool Herc set hip-hop on its dynamic evolution towards the expressive art form it is today.
Take an intimate look at the innovation, excitement and collective spirit that characterizes the early beginnings of hip-hop and its influence today.
Photo: Bigtimepeace: DJ Kool Herc spins records in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx at an event addressing “The West Indian Roots of Hip-Hop,” February 28, 2009. (Wikimedia Commons)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 11, 1973: The Birth of Hip-Hop

On this day in 1973, DJ Kool Herc dropped a new sound that changed history. While DJ’ing at his sister’s back-to-school party, Herc tried something new on the turntable: he extended an instrumental beat (scratching the track) to let people dance longer (break dancing) and began MC’ing (rapping) during the extended breakdancing. And so DJ Kool Herc set hip-hop on its dynamic evolution towards the expressive art form it is today.

Take an intimate look at the innovation, excitement and collective spirit that characterizes the early beginnings of hip-hop and its influence today.

Photo: Bigtimepeace: DJ Kool Herc spins records in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx at an event addressing “The West Indian Roots of Hip-Hop,” February 28, 2009. (Wikimedia Commons)

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08/08/2014 14:20:54

explodingdog:

The journey is about to end
from the Explodingdog.com archives.

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08/07/2014 14:08:04

thedailyshow:

Wu-Tang Clan reunites and performs their new single “Ron O’Neal” http://on.cc.com/1kL9Y64

thedailyshow:

Wu-Tang Clan reunites and performs their new single “Ron O’Neal” http://on.cc.com/1kL9Y64

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08/07/2014 13:37:58

thisiscitylab:


To want a longer trip to or from work may seem strange, if not pathologically self-loathing, when considering all that’s known about the stresses and health hazards of commuting. Still, I’m not entirely alone here. You might think the ideal commute is no commute, but when you actually ask commuters, that isn’t always what they say. In a memorable Washington Post piece from years back, tracking the affection some commuters have for their home-to-office-and-back trip, one man “cursed with a three-minute drive to his job” wished he had some “time to detox”:
He added wistfully: “I wouldn’t mind it being a little bit longer.”
Whether this man was projecting an anatomical desire onto his commute, who’s to say? But the data give the anecdotes some heft.

-The Ideal Commute Is Not Actually No Commute
[Graph: Redmond & Mokhtarian, 2001, Transportation]

thisiscitylab:

To want a longer trip to or from work may seem strange, if not pathologically self-loathing, when considering all that’s known about the stresses and health hazards of commuting. Still, I’m not entirely alone here. You might think the ideal commute is no commute, but when you actually ask commuters, that isn’t always what they say. In a memorable Washington Post piece from years back, tracking the affection some commuters have for their home-to-office-and-back trip, one man “cursed with a three-minute drive to his job” wished he had some “time to detox”:

He added wistfully: “I wouldn’t mind it being a little bit longer.”

Whether this man was projecting an anatomical desire onto his commute, who’s to say? But the data give the anecdotes some heft.

-The Ideal Commute Is Not Actually No Commute

[Graph: Redmond & Mokhtarian, 2001, Transportation]

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