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Every building in NYC, circa 1940..

The NYC Municipal Archives recently digitized a collection of photos taken during the 1940s of every building in NYC.

The black and white photos were intended to aid the city in assessing property taxes: as a result, they're not exactly worthy of framing. But if you are familiar with an area and want to see how it looked 70-some years ago, it's kind of cool. When I looked at the building where I grew up, I was quite surprised to see that it once had a small garden area in front of it.

Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Taxation, organized teams of photographers to shoot pictures of every building in the five boroughs of New York City. The photographs were taken to improve the process of determining and recording property value assessments.

This link is to the Manhattan set: http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/NYCMA~5~5
The 'category pages' option lets you select places/streets by name from a list.

You can select a different borough using the menu on the left.
Posted by Princess Turandot | Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:21 AM (12 replies)

2 major space exploration events today: lift-off of a new crew for the Int'l Space Station..

..at 6:30AM ET. Coverage begins at 5:30AM ET:

5:30 a.m. – Soyuz MS-11 launch coverage (launch at 6:31 a.m.)
11:45 a.m. – Docking coverage (docking scheduled for 12:35 p.m.)
1:45 p.m. – Hatch opening (expected at about 2:35 p.m.) and welcome coverage

-on NASA Youtube:

-on NASA Live: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

Expedition 58 crew members Anne McClain of NASA (left), Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos (center) and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency

Then around noon, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft takes up orbit around the asteroid Bennu which it has been chasing since its 2016 launch. Its mission includes a collection of a sample to be returned to earth in 2023:

NASA will air a live event from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST to highlight the arrival of the agency’s first asteroid sample return mission. The program will originate from OSIRIS-REx’s mission control at the Lockheed Martin Space facility in Littleton, Colorado, and will air on NASA Television, Facebook Live, Ustream, YouTube and the agency's website. NASA TV also will air an arrival preview program starting at 11:15 a.m. EST.

Bennu, taken at 205 miles away by Osiris on 10-29-18
Posted by Princess Turandot | Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:55 AM (2 replies)
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