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Old 02-15-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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If you listen to WNYC - which I think everyone should - they've been running the BBC program "The History of the World in 100 Objects" and are setting up a friendly competition for people to vote for 10 objects to tell the story of New York.

The Leonard Lopate Show: Vote For the Objects That Tell the Story of New York - WNYC
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Unisphere ^^^^^
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Oh,god that list is so f'ing lame I couldn't bring myself to vote for anything on it.

How in the name of god can there be a list of things that tell the story of NYC that does not include The Hudson River ,The Statue of Liberty or The Empire State Building ?
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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Oh,god that list is so f'ing lame I couldn't bring myself to vote for anything on it.

How in the name of god can there be a list of things that tell the story of NYC that does not include The Hudson River ,The Statue of Liberty or The Empire State Building ?
That's Right!!! ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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Oh,god that list is so f'ing lame I couldn't bring myself to vote for anything on it.
You, sir, are guilty of understatement! Leonard Lopate's list is so lame (alliteration is a good thing), one has to wonder exactly what kinds of drugs he's taking.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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Silly list.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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I agree that the list isn't impressive, but the original BBC show focused on everyday objects that are small enough to fit in the British Museum.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/
And it looks like for the most part Lenny is trying to stick to that with lots of small artifacts only a couple of small buildings, and nothing really big like the Hudson River or the Empire State Building.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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You, sir, are guilty of understatement! Leonard Lopate's list is so lame (alliteration is a good thing), one has to wonder exactly what kinds of drugs he's taking.

I love alliteration - oh, wait, I'll say that I adore alliteration.

However, my sense of the contest is that the things were supposed to be small items, as this was originally a musuem exhibition. In other words, not something like the Empire State Building, but more like the Greek coffee cup. I'm not even sure that "the Hudson River" is really an object.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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I just voted for Yankees cap
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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I love alliteration - oh, wait, I'll say that I adore alliteration.

However, my sense of the contest is that the things were supposed to be small items, as this was originally a musuem exhibition. In other words, not something like the Empire State Building, but more like the Greek coffee cup. I'm not even sure that "the Hudson River" is really an object.
If the items were supposed to be small then why does the final list include things like " The Aqueduct System",Water Tunnels,a pile of landfill,a woolworth's store,The Brooklyn Bridge,etc,etc,etc.

The Hudson River might not count as an object to you but in reality it is probably the single most important representation of NYC because without it there probably would be no NYC,at least not as we know it.An aerial view would get the point across nicely.
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