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Image from page 4 of “Travels in Turkey, Asia-Minor, Syria, and across the desert into Egypt : during the years 1799, 1800, and 1801, in company with the Turkish Army, and the British Military Mission : also through Germany, Holland, &c. on the return to
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Title: Travels in Turkey, Asia-Minor, Syria, and across the desert into Egypt : during the years 1799, 1800, and 1801, in company with the Turkish Army, and the British Military Mission : also through Germany, Holland, &c. on the return to England : to which are annexed, observations on the plague, and on the diseases prevalent in Turkey, and a meteorological journal
Year: 1804 (1800s)
Authors: Wittman, William, fl. 1799-1804 Humphreys, James, 1748-1810, printer
Subjects: Travel
Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed and sold by James Humphreys
Contributing Library: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Manhattan Bridge
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The expanse of the Manhattan Bridge was too large for me to capture with a simple wide-angle lens … so I took a panorama shot and let the camera stitch all the details together.

The view here is looking to the north, with the Williamsburg Bridge visible in the background.

Note: I chose this as my "photo of the day" for Oct 26, 2014.

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Because I work and live in Manhattan, I don’t often visit the four other boroughs of New York City … but there’s a magical place in Brooklyn that I want to tell you about, located in Brooklyn Bridge Park at the edge of the East River. It’s right on the water, framed by the Manhattan Bridge on the north and the Brooklyn Bridge on the south. A few NYC residents and perhaps even a few visitors are already nodding their heads as they read this, but I suspect that most readers of these Flickr notes are as oblivious as I was, and have never heard of Jane’s Carousel.

“Jane” is, as I’ve now learned, Jane Walentas, an artist who spent 20 years overseeing the restoration of a magnificent 48-horse carousel, created by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, and first installed in a park in Youngstown, Ohio in 1922. Ms. Walentas and her husband, David, bought the carousel and the wooden horses at an auction in 1984 for 5,000; I have no idea what inspired them to do so, or what could possibly have inspired Jane to spend the next 20 years scraping off layers of paint and restoring the original design and colors, the pin-striping and the gold leaf as the carousel sat in a studio in Dumbo (for the non-New Yorkers who might have stumbled onto this page of notes, “DUMBO” is an acronym that means “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

Anyway, the carousel was opened in mid-September 2011, and for reasons unknown, I was completely oblivious as to its existence for the next three years. It’s located in a million transparent acrylic “jewel box” that was designed by the French architect Jean Novel, and it’s absolutely stunning to see. My wife coaxed me into taking the somewhat laborious subway ride from the Upper West Side (via the “C” and the “F” trains) over to Brooklyn a couple days ago, and we were lucky to have chosen a brilliantly sunny Saturday afternoon, arriving just at the beginning of the “golden hour” when the light was perfect for photography.

In the three years since it opened, Jane’s Carousel has apparently attracted a lot of attention: there were some New Yorkers like me wandering around, and some visitors from nearby New Jersey and Long Island … but I also heard and saw evidence of visitors from France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea, and a lot of other places which would normally have great difficulty distinguishing Brooklyn from the Bronx or Staten Island. You can arrange birthday parties at the carousel; and there were heavily-costumed bridal parties along with the dog-walkers, the photographers, and the tour boats (including the venerable Circle Line) cruising up and down the East River.

And speaking of the East River, one of the most dazzling aspects of this place is the view that you get, with the two mammoth bridges spanning the river, along with the Wall Street skyline, the South Street Seaport, and the massive Freedom Tower in the background. Even if you didn’t spend a minute looking at the brightly painted carousel horses, and listening to the hypnotic music of the carousel, you could easily spend the afternoon watching the tugboats and sailboats and barges and ferries, the cruise boats and the motorboats chugging up and down the river. One can only imagine what it must have been like a century ago, before the railroads and jet planes had eliminated the bulk of water travel.

I’m embarrassed that it took me so long to visit this place, and I hope that you’ll take the hint and go see it yourself, at your first opportunity. If you would like to see some more details about the place, you might want to start with the official website for Jane’s Carousel, located here:

janescarousel.com

A New York Times article, written shortly before the official opening of the carousel in mid-September 2011, can be found here

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/02/arts/design/janes-carousel-at-…

and an October 2012 New Yorker article about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the carousel can be found here:

www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-carousel-survives

Image from page 44 of “Bank rate and the money market in England, France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium, 1844-1900;” (1903)

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Image from page 44 of “Bank rate and the money market in England, France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium, 1844-1900;” (1903)
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Title: Bank rate and the money market in England, France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium, 1844-1900;
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Palgrave, Robert Harry Inglis, Sir, 1827-1919
Subjects: Bank of England Interest Banks and banking
Publisher: London, J. Murray
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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Title: Fortnightly Philistine, 1899-1900
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Students of Bryn Mawr College
Subjects: Bryn Mawr College–Student publications College students’ writings, American
Publisher: Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College
Contributing Library: Bryn Mawr College Library, Special Collections
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Rich Hippie Productions CEO Sydney Holland Announces Acquisition of Film and Television Rights to Penguin Books Bestseller American Eve


BEVERLY HILLS, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2012

Sydney Holland, Founder and CEO of Rich Hippie Productions (RHP), announced today the acquisition of film and television rights to “American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, The Birth of the It Girl and the Crime of the Century by author Paula Uruburu.

The book, published by Penguin Books prestigious Riverhead Books imprint, tells the story of the first American “It” girl, magazine model Evelyn Nesbit, who was the catalyst for the first so-called crime of the 20th century” – the notorious murder of famed architect Stanford White by Nesbit’s demented millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw in Madison Square Garden in 1906. The author, Dr. Paula Uruburu, is an English professor at Hofstra University in New York and a celebrated American historian specializing in film, the status of women and class conflict in Americas Gilded Age.

New York Times: Magnificent

The New York Times pronounced Uruburus book a magnificent use of Nesbits memoirs, letters and photographs.

The best-selling biography was initially acquired by film and television industry veteran Keri Ann Kimball who was announced earlier this month as the new president of Rich Hippie Productions. In her new post, Kimball oversees the acquisition and development of all of RHPs growing family of film and television properties.

Redstone: Appointment of Keri Ann Kimball

Sumner Redstone, Executive Chairman of VIACOM, congratulated the RHP management team on their acquisition of the book. Redstone also said: Rich Hippie Productions is moving in the right direction with the appointment of Keri Ann Kimball as president, which was announced on August 2nd of this year.

Redstone added: Acquiring quality and lucrative properties, such as American Eve, confirms my belief in the future success of RHP. The passion and talent that Kimball and Holland are bringing to this enterprise, assures me that RHP is bound to be a tremendous success.”

Sex and power and money collide

Says Holland: American Eve has all the elements of a great classic: rivalry for the affections of a young girl, the It model of the Gilded Age, and a high society murder. The book delivers solid history and a telling revelation of the lives of the rich and powerful in American industry, art, and media just as the nation was coming of age on the world stage.

Added Kimball, who herself graduated in theater and film arts in Manhattan at New York University: The New York City murder of Stanford White and tragic love story of Evelyn Nesbit compels as a cautionary tale of what happens when the desire for sex, power and money collide. We intend to develop a script told through Evelyns eyes that will deliver that very human story in an irresistibly dramatic fashion recreating the era in all of its rich opulence and squalor, and providing terrific and vivid award-worthy roles for one of Hollywoods finest young actresses and for two of the most compelling and accomplished actors of our time.

About Rich Hippie Productions

Rich Hippie Productions is a full scope media and production company that focuses on creating, financing and distributing entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms. The company is based in Beverly Hills and is owned by Sydney Holland.

Owner and founder Sydney Holland is a nationally respected marketing executive, luxury brand leader, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur. Her work has helped put brands like Isabella Fiore, Hugo Boss, LIV GRN, UnSpoken and the internationally acclaimed, Los Angeles based store Kitson on the map. Sydney is currently a co-owner of two fashion brands, LIV GRN and UnSpoken Lingerie.







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