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Category:Drama Desk Award winners[edit]

Category:Drama Desk Award winners, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs)

Join Us! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Greenwich Village in the 60s on November 2nd[edit]

Jefferson market

Join the Jefferson Market Library, Wikimedia NYC, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council for an all-day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, November 2nd at the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village.

The Edit-a-Thon will help complete Wikipedia articles about the history of Greenwich Village, as well as the public art, community gardens, and library branches in the area. Editors will have the opportunity to utilize rare items from the Greenwich Village Collection, which holds over 150 books on the history of New York City.

Wikipedians will be on site to provide basic and advanced training on editing articles and working with images. Questions regarding the use of Wikipedia in classrooms, libraries, archives, and museums all over the world are welcome.

No special Wiki knowledge is required to participate. Just bring your enthusiasm and a love of Greenwich Village!

Event Details

Location: New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Library in the East Village Address: 425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 Date: Saturday, November 2nd

Met Gala Benefit Chair vs. Event Day Chair[edit]

Does anyone understand what the difference is between the Met Gala chair of the benefit and the (honorary) chair of the event day (e.g., http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/09/nyregion/chronicle-299595.html)? Should we include both? Please comment at Talk:Met_Gala#Benefit_Chair_vs._Event_Day_Chair.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 23:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 03/06[edit]

Draft:20 Times Square. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 15:50, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in the Americas may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 21:02, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

85th Street (Manhattan)[edit]

Yesterday I redirected the 85th Street (Manhattan) article here.

A couple of hours later Epeefleche (talk · contribs) reverted the merge, saying "this was kept".

It is redundant to a section in the List of numbered streets in Manhattan article, so I redirected it. However, I'd like others to comment first about whether to merg the article or delete the redundant section in List of numbered streets in Manhattan. Epicgenius (talk) 11:51, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't see sources establishing anything about 85th Street. 86th is the major crossstreet, why do we need an article on 85th? – Muboshgu (talk) 12:12, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Oh, and it was kept at AfD six years ago. Consensus can change. – Muboshgu (talk) 12:15, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Replacing article text with a REDIRECT to a list entry is equivalent to article deletion by stealth. The AfD in 2008 was clear in its decision to keep. If a deletion is desired now, a new AfD has to be opened. The duplication of the article with the list entry is easily fixed, analogous to, for example, List of numbered streets in Manhattan#86th Street and many otheres there. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 14:18, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm not asking for the article to be deleted, that's why I'm not taking it to AfD yet. I am saying that it's redundant to a section inside a larger article, which actually has more content about the street than the 85th Street article does. BTW, the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/79th Street (Manhattan) nomination in 2008 wanted to take about 20 articles to deletion, many of which were, in fact, articles about major streets (and was probably in bad faith, judging from the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Astoria Boulevard nomination). Epicgenius (talk) 18:23, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/85th Street (Manhattan). Epicgenius (talk) 18:30, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
  • This is now sourced. The redundant input on the list of numbered streets was unsourced, and tagged for that malady, and has been removed per the tag and wp:v. And I agree with Michael B's comment above. Epeefleche (talk) 19:34, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
    • I've made an additional comment: "[Although] it's sourced, ... now it's more of a list of landmarks along the street than a description of the street itself; it still may not be notable for that reason." Epicgenius (talk) 20:30, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
I think the comments at the AfD you started are instructive on this point. Epeefleche (talk) 06:54, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

RfC: Should Nikola Tesla's birthplace be changed?[edit]

An RfC Should Tesla's birthplace be changed? has been created. Comments are welcome.- MrX 15:48, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject New York City At Wikimania 2014[edit]

Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:
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Adikhajuria (talk) 15:16, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

New York City topless law[edit]

The Village Voice counts as a reliable source. However I should be able to find more sources about this. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:09, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
One more:
This is probably a better Voice article, and this from the NYTimes is probably the best of the lot. BMK (talk) 00:43, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
I don't think this is specifically relevant to NYC. As the articles Toplessness and Topfreedom point out, there are many places with similar considerations. The movement GoTopless claims it's widespread even in the US: http://gotopless.org/topless-laws. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 10:19, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
See this article (Village Voice). Yes, it's perfectly legal for women to be topless in NYC if it's not in a sexual nature (which also applies to topless men). What does this have to do with the NYC project? Epicgenius (talk) 17:17, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, it's legal. Yes, it's not the only place. Yes, it relates to New York inasmuch as there was litigation against NYC on this point, which was covered in RSs. Yes, there are multiple RSs that have substantive coverage of this. And yes, I've seen people availing themselves of the latitude of the court decision on the streets in the concrete canyons of Manhattan. Epeefleche (talk) 03:26, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Sometimes multiple young women operate as topless buskers in Times Square. They are not a main target of current agitation for regulation, which agitation focuses on buskers who wear rather too much. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:10, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

One if by Land, Two if by Sea Restaurant[edit]

In reading an article from the nyc blog, the Bowery Boys, the building housing, One if by Land, Two if by Sea restaurant was originally a carriage house that was part of the Richmond Hill Estate. The Estate, among others, housed George Washington and served as it's headquarters during the Revolutionary War and were owned both by Vice President John Adams and subsequently, Vice President Aaron Burr. Shortly after the duel with Hamilton July 10, 1804, Burr sold the 26-acre estate to John Jacob Astor. Aside from sectioning off most of the land into many smaller parcels to be sold, Astor moved the main mansion to roughly the current intersection of Varrick and Charlton streets. The carriage house was moved further north and was re-purposed, ultimately landing where it now houses One if by Land, Two if by Sea. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.114.213.77 (talk) 01:56, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

I think you'll find this information already in the article Richmond Hill (Manhattan). BMK (talk) 02:31, 16 July 2014 (UTC)