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Sunday August 2: WikNYC Picnic[edit]

Sunday August 2, 1-7pm: WikNYC Picnic
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You are invited to join us the "picnic anyone can edit" in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

1pm–7pm - come by any time! @ Bartel-Pritchard Square entrance (Prospect Park West and 15th St), immediately on the lawn to your left as you walk through the lovely lotus columns.
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We hope to see you there! --Pharos (talk) 03:31, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

(Bonus event: WikiWednesday Salon @ Babycastles - Wednedsay, August 19)

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Peer review[edit]

Hey, I know you do a lot of work with rail-related and train station article, and was wondered if you could take a look at Union Station (Erie, Pennsylvania). It's currently at peer review and would love some comments and suggestions. No worries if you can't. Thanks! Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 00:59, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Damn! That thing is packed! I wish I could say I wouldn't make any changes, but I found some errors in the former services S-line for the Water Level Route. According to the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway article, which is backed by some maps and a few other items, the next station to the east was Wesleyville (NYC station), while the next one to the west was Dock Junction (NYC station). I think I can fix that though. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 03:02, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
I've checked some timetables (1914 & 1940 so far) and neither Dock Junction, nor Wesleyville appear, just Swanville and Harborcreek. Most likely they were LS&MS stations that closed after becoming a part of New York Central, or were not used for passenger service. Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 21:49, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Really? Because the only other possibility I considered was that the might've been part of some local services. Do you have a link to those timetables? And while we're at it, has anybody posted any messages on the peer review itself? If so, maybe I'll transfer my messages there. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 23:58, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Pretty much any New York Central timetable you want can be found here. No responses to the peer review yet. Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 00:04, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I was looking at the LS&MS schedule from 1912, and I don't see Wesleyville or Dock Junction there either. I'll correct my mistake, but I'd still like to find out the story behind those two former stations. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 00:58, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
UPDATE: I found them on a 1943 map. I'd still like to know why they weren't covered on the schedules you showed me. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 03:04, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
They were probably junctions/interlockings rather than actual stations. --NE2 03:52, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, Wesleyville does appear on New York Central freight timetables [1]. A "Dock Junction Plant" is also mentioned in a New York Central's employee magazine as a location where they produce continuously welded rail [2]. Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 00:37, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I see that. And Dock Junction being a junction is kind of obvious, but that doesn't mean stations can't be located on junctions. Also, was Wesleyville always for freight only? I feel like I've opened up a big can of worms with my inquiries of nearby stations. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 01:52, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

August 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:58, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Overlook Park[edit]

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Articles with copyright violations[edit]

There are a lot of articles being gutted out because of the violations. A lot of important information is being lost. Do you know a good way of getting the info back?

Kew Gardens 613, some of those articles have images that can be replaced by links. So, depending on the articles, you can do something like that. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 01:35, 27 August 2015 (UTC)