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Studebaker Building in Bedford-Stuyvesant vs. Crown Heights[edit]

Recently I had a discussion with User:Beyond My Ken about a commons category he created for the NYCL-registered Studebaker Building in Crown Heights, and I mentioned the fact that there was another Studebaker Building on Dean Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. This one doesn't have such landmark status, but does anybody have any info about it anyhow? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 02:37, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

  • What's the address? BMK (talk) 02:47, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I see 1000 Dean, is that right? BMK (talk) 02:48, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
  • The city's GIS map is not very helpful [1]. It lists the building with a date of "1965 (estimated)" which is obviously not right - it most probably reflects the oldest item in the DOB's archives.
    The building's website isn't any help either, it just says the building was "Formerly the Studebaker Service Station", which at least implies that it wasn't a showroom. BMK (talk) 03:02, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Or a factory. Something about that building doesn't convince me that it's from 1965 either. The design is minimalist enough, but it seems too Art Deco to me. Plus, Studebaker was pretty much limping towards its death at the time, and moved to Canada just before then. I find it hard to believe they would even consider building anything that big in the USA back then, let alone in New York City. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:24, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Yeah, exactly the reasons I didn't think 1965 was a good estimate. The GIS map is OK on dates when it's definite about them, but not so much when it uses estimates. BTW, I also checked the AIA guide, and it doesn't include the building, so no joy there. BMK (talk) 18:27, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Discussion about units on NYC hotel article[edit]

See here. BMK (talk) 18:44, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Did Einstein have a ticker-tape parade??[edit]

I'm a new user working on a tricky case. Check out the discussion here.--Oksuzanne (talk) 20:13, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Winter scene on the Bronx River[edit]

Is this scene along the Bronx River in The Bronx, or somewhere in Westchester County? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 02:39, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

I've been dying to find out before somebody moves it to the commons.

Help with Ogilvy & Mather[edit]

Hi, I've been working on improvements for the article of advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. The agency is headquartered in NYC and the article falls under the scope of this project, so I thought editors here might be interested in reviewing my work. I will not be making any edits myself, because I'm working on behalf of the company and have a financial conflict of interest.

Most recently, I proposed a new Major work section on the Talk page to replace the current Notable campaigns section. My draft significantly expands what's already in the article and I'm hoping an editor here might be willing to take a look and give feedback if they have any. Thanks in advance, Heatherer (talk) 01:05, 15 January 2016 (UTC)