Yellow | New York Cabs

Photograph 5 Ave. by Jasper Smits on 500px

West 49th. Street & 5th. Avenue

The “Yellow Taxicab Co.” was incorporated in New York on April 4, 1912. Its fares that year started at 50¢ a mile (equivalent to $11.44 in 2011 adjusted for inflation). Among its directors and major stockholders were Albert F. Rockwell and the Connecticut Cab Co. Shortly after incorporation the Yellow Taxicab Co. merged with the Cab and Taxi Co., and with the strength of Connecticut Cab with whom its name was interchangeably used, the young business assumed a large share of the New York market. Its independent corporate life was fairly short, however, as fare wars and restrictions forced a merger with the Mason-Seaman Transportation Co. on March 3, 1914. -Wikipedia

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Twinkle | Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (2013)

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a large Christmas tree placed annually in Rockefeller Center in mid-town Manhattan in New York City. The tree is erected in early to mid November and lit in late November or early December. In recent years, the lighting has been broadcast live nationwide on NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center show and scheduled for the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. The tree, usually a Norway spruce 69 to 100 feet (21 to 30 m.) tall, has been put up every year since 1933. The 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting took place on the 3rd of December. -Wikipedia

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Gone, but not forgotten | Grumman F-9 Cougar

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Grumman F-9 Cougar,  US Navy, USS Intrepid, New York City

The Grumman F9F/F-9 Cougar was an aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft for the United States Navy. Based on Grumman’s earlier F9F Panther, the Cougar replaced the Panther’s straight wing with a more modern swept wing. The Navy considered the Cougar an updated version of the Panther, despite having a different official name, and thus Cougars started off from F9F-6 upward. -Wikipedia

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Converge | V-J Day, Times Square, New York City

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V-J Day, Times Square. Chelsea, New York City

V-J Day in Times Square is originally a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) in Times Square in New York City, on August 14, 1945.

Victory over Japan Day (also known as Victory in the Pacific Day, V-J Day, or V-P Day) is a name chosen for the day on which Japan surrendered, in effect ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II. - Wikipedia

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Angular | Lunch, Chelsea, New York City

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Lunch, Chelsea, New York City

Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The district’s boundaries are roughly 14th Street to the south, 30th Street to the north, the western boundary of the Ladies’ Mile Historic District – which lies between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Seventh Avenue – to the east, and the Hudson River and West Street to the west. – Wikipedia

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Achievement | Rafael Nadal, US Open, New York

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Rafael Nadal, US Open 2013, New York

Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera; born 3 June 1986, is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the finest clay court player in history and has been nicknamed “The King of Clay.”His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the best ever all-rounders in tennis, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hardcourt tennis tournament which is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, for which men’s singles was first contested in 1881. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final tennis major comprising the Grand Slam each year; the other three are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. -Wikipedia

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