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Harmilda the Cow, Harvard, IL

Harmilda the Cow, Harvard, IL

Harmilda - a life-sized fiberglass statue - is a mascot of the town of Harvard, Illinois, and the symbol of the town's annual Milk Day festival. Her name is derived from the name of the festival (HArvard MILk DAys).

Harmilda was given as a gift by Robert Jones of Jones Packing Co. in 1966 and resides at the Five Points since then.

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June 21, 2017
One World Trade Center
1st Precinct is Ready for Halloween

1st Precinct is Ready for Halloween

The first precinct and mounted unit of the New York Police Department decorated its doors before Halloween.

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October 28, 2016
Hudson River Greenway

Hudson River Greenway

Hudson River Greenway, a section of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, is a bikeway in Manhattan.

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October 21, 2016
The Dead Horse Bay

The Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay is a small saltmarsh on the southern side of Brooklyn. In the 19th century, the marsh was a site with animal processing plants to where carcasses of dead horses and other animals were brought to be processed into glue and fertilizer. The remains were dumped into the water. This explains how the Dead Horse Bay got its name.

Horses were replaced by automobiles, and until 1930's, the marsh of Dead Horse Bay was used as a New York city's landfill. Since around 1950's the garbage dump started to erode and all the treasures are now spilling out for everyone to see. More #deadhorsebay photos.

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October 16, 2016
Queen Mermaid of Coney Island Parade 2016

Queen Mermaid of Coney Island Parade 2016

Not Hailey Clauson. And I don't care what the organizers say. Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Dragons of Coney Island

Dragons of Coney Island

Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Birthday Suits

Birthday Suits

Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Uncle Sam Stilt Walker

Uncle Sam Stilt Walker

Stilt walking Uncle Sam at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Mate - Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016

Mate - Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016

Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Magical Fish

Magical Fish

Pottery, painted. New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (circa 1390-1352 B.C.E.) or Akhenaten (circa 1352-1336 B.C.E.). The fish represented is the perch or bolti (Tilapia nilotica), a creature that attracted the attention of the ancient Egyptians by its breeding habits. When bolti eggs have been deposited and fertilized, the female draws them into her mouth and keeps them there until they hatch. The Egyptians came to view the bolti as an animal capable of spontaneous generation and thus as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

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April 23, 2016
U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (DDS-MK1)

U.S. Navy Deep Dive System Mark 1 (DDS-MK1)

Experimental dive system from 1968. Man in the Sea Museum, Panama City Beach, Florida.

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April 08, 2016
One World Trade Center Among Other Buildings
Finally Done with the MET’s 1st Floor
Family Event 8.21.12. Intrepid. Black Bird.
Greeter at Kiehl’s (9 ave & W14 St)
My Car Buried Under the Snow, Blizzard 2010
After the 2010 Blizzard II
Blizzard 2010. No transport, almost no people
After the 2010 Blizzard
21st Century Technologies