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Auto-assessment of article classes[edit]

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George Washington Bridge Sidewalk[edit]

Don't we have more images of the pedestrian paths along the George Washington Bridge? Because if we had more we could split them off into a new commons subcat. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 20:43, 14 June 2016 (UTC)


I could've swore there were more pics of the sidewalk.
I have one that I haven't posted yet - it's really of the west tower, but the sidewalk is in there. The bridge is only a few blocks from me, so I can go down and take some shots if you'd like. BMK (talk) 21:09, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Just uploaded the one I had: File:George Washington Bridge west tower and south sidewalk seen from the west.jpg. BMK (talk) 21:16, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, I still intended to take some more shots of the walkway, but I haven't been able to get to it, and I'm going to be pretty backedup for the next 10 days. I'll try to do it after that. BMK (talk) 02:42, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

New Hyde Park, New York[edit]

Hello, this is a question for WikiProject New York City. Does New Hyde Park, Nassau County, have unincorporated areas in Queens? I ask because there is a dispute going on at Talk:Omar_Mateen#Place_of_birth, along the lines that mass shooter Omar Mateen was born in New Hyde Park, Queens. Kylo, Rey, & Finn Consortium (talk) 01:15, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

No, there is no way a village in Nassau could include any unincorporated sections of New York City, they would all have to be in Nassau. Now, that doesn't mean that there might not be a neighborhood of Queens which is called "New Hyde Park" because of its propinquity to the village in Nassau, but it could not in any way be official part of Nassau. BMK (talk) 01:31, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
So look at this site, which says:
3. New Hyde Park
New Hyde Park, Queens
The Queens New Hyde Park contains only a handful of streets, so it's much smaller than its Nassau cousin. The two are nearly the same -- with mostly single-family homes built from the 1920s to 1950s. They are both great neighborhoods for families. They also share a zip code: 11040.
New Hyde Park Village, Nassau County is an incorporated village just east of Floral Park.
So, it's a neighborhood in Queens. Remember that Nassau County used to be part of Queens County, but was separated from it when Greater NYC was created. It sounds like they put the dividing line through a community (no official status) called New Hyde Park, so most of it ended up in Nassau and a rump part ended up in Queens. To find out where the guy was born, Nassau or Queens, you're going to need to know the address of his place of birth. BMK (talk) 01:37, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
@Beyond My Ken: Exactly what I thought. But the zip code of New Hyde Park, which is 11040, has parts in both Nassau and Queens. What I'm thinking is that Mateen was born in Long Island Jewish Medical Center, which is in both Queens and Nassau. I'm still trying to find sources for that. The discussion is at Talk:Omar Mateen#Birth place again. Kylo, Rey, & Finn Consortium (talk) 01:10, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, the zips were assigned by the Feds for the convenience of the post offices and don't have to take into account county or city lines, and, obviously, as long as the portion of the hospital which is in each jurisdiction follows the applicable laws and regulations, there's not to stop them from building across the county line. (It may be apochryphal, but I've heard that there are houses in Maine in which part of the house is in the US and part is in Canada.) BMK (talk) 02:47, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Speaking of international border straddling... Kylo, Rey, & Finn Consortium, now featuring BB-8 (talk) 19:13, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Please comment or read this Move Review[edit]

Hi there,

I'm attempting to let this project's members know of Wikipedia:Move review/Log/2016 June, where a Move Review is taking place. A Requested Move was implemented, moving New York to New York (state), which is now being contested. This should be of relevant interest to this WikiProject.

Best, ɱ (talk) · vbm · coi) 21:02, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Alternative proposal[edit]

Please see Talk:New York (disambiguation)#Broad concept article proposal. TIA! Andrewa (talk) 01:53, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Meaning of "Manhattan, New York" and similar mentions[edit]

Many articles list a New York borough as the birth or death place of a person or as the location of a landmark in the form "Manhattan, New York" or "Manhattan, New York, US". In such cases, is "New York" supposed to refer to New York City or to New York State? As a foreigner, I can't tell, although my gut feeling would be to point to the city as the next administrative level up. Follow up question: would it be appropriate to list such places as "Manhattan, New York, NY, U.S." or would the extra "NY" be considered bad style? Your answers will help automate the disambiguation of New York links if the recent page move is endorsed. — JFG talk 23:34, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

If "Manhattan, New York" is used, it can only mean "Manhattan, New York City". I don't think it has to be spelled out that way, though, because it wouldn't add anything. As for linking and disambiguating: any wikilink after Manhattan is unnecessary per WO:OVERLINK. In fact, even mentioning "US" is unnecessary. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 06:45, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
It makes no difference. Manhattan is part of New York City which is part of New York state, so a person who died in Manhattan died in both New York City and New York state. ~~

NY move request[edit]

A move from "New York" to "New York (state)" has been overturned and relisted. A new subpage at Talk:New York/July 2016 move request has been created, and this WikiProject's members might be interested in participating. Snuggums (talk / edits) 04:57, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

I am concerned[edit]

I am concerned that despite widespread support for relisting, there has so far been no input at all at Talk:New York/July 2016 move request#Argument and evidence in opposition to moving the page, which has been open for some days but will shortly be closed and the new move opened for discussion. Please consider whether you have a case to put. Thank you. Andrewa (talk) 18:51, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Note to the project: this move request is now underway at Talk:New York/July 2016 move request‎. bd2412 T 01:50, 19 July 2016 (UTC)