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Small, interesting tidbits from New York City history[edit]

As a lifelong resident of the city I've always maintained a fair amount of interest in the city, and I love discovering humorous and interesting little tidbits of history, like Moving Day (New York City). The last such page, Jacob Little, I liked enough that I brought it up to GAN, and I want to add this page to the to-do list, too, now! Anyone know of any other articles that, in their judgement, are interesting and unknown, like these two? ResMar 04:13, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

As the author of Moving Day (New York City), I hope that you were planning to involve me. BMK (talk) 04:17, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Not to worry, it's hardly a threat to get any work done right now—I have, for instance, intended to finish Shield volcano since late 2012 at least. Still I would put myself down as an interested party. I've intended to dive through some paper NYPL resources for a while now and I think this would be a fun research activity to occupy my time with. Would you consider doing a collaboration on this article?
As an aside, your name is purple-linked on my screen and I recall clicking on it in sometime in the last 30 minutes, as I recall the username, but I don't remember when or in what context. ResMar 04:53, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Sure, I have no problem with collaborating, I'd just like to be involved in some way.

I don't know what you might have linked on, I get around quite a bit. You could take a look at my contribs and see if anything there sparks your memory. BMK (talk) 05:05, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

How about the History of New York City series? History of New York City (1898–1945) has seen a lot of improvement in recent days, for example. Epic Genius (talk) 15:56, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Such articles are too large for me to be able to work with them comfortably—they graduate from "side project" to "research project", and from "fun" to "work". I don't trust myself to finish such large articles either anymore. ResMar 16:10, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
OK, so that's too big. (I was planning on doing that and a couple of other articles just as long, like the Second Avenue Subway.) We can do Flatiron Building, which, having many references and a substantial history section, doesn't need that much work. Epic Genius (talk) 17:32, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Actually, it really doesn't need much of anything at all. BMK (talk) 23:01, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Besides some references for the unreferenced paragraphs, I mean. For example, paragraph 2 of the section entitled "The site" is unreferenced, and so is the last sentence of the third paragraph of "Design and construction". But you are right, it doesn't need much at all, and it is easy to GA nom that article. Epic Genius (talk) 23:21, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Para 2 of "The Site" is sourced. I either forgot to put in the ref, or the ref got separated from the graf - it all comes from the Alexiou book. I've fixed that. BMK (talk) 23:45, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
The last sentence of the 3rd graf of "Design and construction", the one about the angle, is not mine, but I've sourced it and added a ref. BMK (talk) 23:53, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
OK, the article looks totally referenced now. It is a good candidate for GAN. Epic Genius (talk) 13:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

NYC Space/Time Directory[edit]

Looks like fun and like someone at the library has been studying the collaborative model. Official launch site Jim.henderson (talk) 22:02, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Q17 during Hurricane Irene[edit]

All we need here is a more specific location in Queens.

I spotted another picture listed as an unidentified location, but despite the fact that it's blurry, it's obviously of the Q17 (New York City bus). So wherever this is, it has to be in eastern Queens. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 17:24, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

More specific - Eastern Queens? Epic Genius (talk) 03:19, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay, maybe not that far east, but we've got a lot of places between Flushing and Jamaica to choose from. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 04:55, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


Lede image disputes[edit]

Two disputes between editors about the better lede image for two NYC-based article can be found:

Opinions requested. BMK (talk) 03:47, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

IP address edits from the NYPD[edit]

Many edits by IP addresses registered to the NYPD have edited English Wikipedia articles. Some of these edits contain POV problems. See here for a list, compiled by Capital New York (details on extent of POV at the CNY article). Epic Genius (talk) 03:18, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

See ANI thread. Epic Genius (talk) 11:35, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Statue of Liberty in popular culture vandalism[edit]

Hello NYC Wikipedians -- Somebody has vanalised the article, Statue of Liberty in popular culture. According to the article, quote: In 1892, George Washington designed the Empire State Building which led to how he designed the Statue of Liberty. George Washington never designed the Empire State Building, nor was it built in 1892. He never designed the Statue of Liberty neither. I am requesting that a NYC Wikipedian fix it with correct information. Thank you! CookieMonster755 (talk) 23:28, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done BMK (talk) 00:35, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
@CookieMonster755: In the future, you can revert it yourself by clicking the "diff' button, clicking "edit" next to the correct diff, and then saving the page. Or just remove the vandalism directly. Epic Genius (talk) 01:38, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes I will. The reason why I did not on this edit was because I did not know a very approperite beginging sentance or information to introduce the article. CookieMonster755 (talk) 03:18, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Newly created articles[edit]

These new articles may be of interest to expand to an elevated article ranking (both are start class and are over 10 kB):

Epic Genius (talk) 23:39, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Comments requested....[edit]

...at Talk:Mount Morris Bank Building#Attempt to own article and Talk:Mount Morris Bank Building#Image dispute BMK (talk) 20:56, 20 April 2015 (UTC)