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Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places: New York
Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places: New York | David Hoffman
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Another great book by the same author, but Litsy doesn't seem to have a posting for it.

keithmalek @Litsy Can you create a listing of this one? Thanks! 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I say bring back mini golf and wine and cheese places!! The great date places of the 80s!! 2y
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Suet624 😁😁😁 2y
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Gina WoW... So that happened!!! 2y
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Cortg Fun fact! 2y
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AmyG Wow! 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Holy cannoli!! 2y
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Unfortunately, they didn't secede.

tournevis Putumtish! 2y
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Suet624 What???? 2y
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The flat fare between JFK and Manhattan is now $50. This book is ten years old.

Lindy I don‘t understand how it can be called a flat fare if it doesn‘t include tolls. 2y
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tournevis Yeah, that's not quite it, though... 2y
keithmalek @tournevis No? Explain. 2y
tournevis @keithmalek The term copper was used in Britain first. 2y
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tournevis @keithmalek Sorry to have been short. My visitors have left and I have more time to write. The verb to cop means to nab, and 2y
tournevis @keithmalek and in the mid-19th c, copper (i.e. Nabber) was used in the Northern parts of the British Isles and Ireland for officers of the law, policemen. As Irishmen and Britons moved to the US in higher numbers the term was adopted, in NewYork and Toronto first, almost at the same time in the latter quarter of the 19th c. 2y
keithmalek @tournevis Very interesting. 2y
tournevis @keithmalek Very. This etymology is well-known, but institutional history often needs to use an innacurate story that provides better cohesion for those within the institution. It's a common phenomenon. Folklore functions the same way for ethnicities. (>anthropologist-mode off) 😊 2y
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AmyG This is one of my favorite movies. I never knew that! 2y
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LauraBeth I used to live near a school for the blind and the crosswalk near there also used the chirping birds 😀 2y
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Notafraidofwords Whatttttt lol 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Hmmm, that doesn‘t sound right . NY-Presbyterian Hospital is on E68th and is the last building before the river...and that‘s 525 E68...so it doesn‘t even go to 600. 2y
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