Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘new york city’

Jun

28

2015

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Why are there Confederate Flags in Times Square station?

There are Confederate flags throughout New York City's Times Square subway station. Why?

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Mar

27

2015

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‘The Fantasticks’ Earned Investors a More-Than-24,000% Return

Tweet The Fantasticks is closing in New York City. For good this time. It’s not hard to have a personal relationship with a show that has been playing more or less consistently for 55 years—a lot of people were involved in presenting it over these nearly six decades. In the 1990s, I was one of […]

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Jun

24

2014

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Erasing Lefcourt: Historic Art Deco ceiling ripped out of 1928 building

The loss of the glorious Art Deco ceiling of Manhattan's Lefcourt Clothing Center is just another loss in the rags-to-riches-to-oblivion tale of Lefcourt himself.

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Nov

13

2013

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The stupid symbolism of the new World Trade Center

The new World Trade Center's symbolic height is wrongheaded, jingoistic, and ultimately embarrassing.

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Apr

30

2013

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Lovely luncheon by General Worth’s tomb

Near the northwest corner of Madison Square Park, in an concrete traffic triangle bordered by Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 25th Street, a squat obelisk is encircled by an iron fence. You'll never believe what lies inside.

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Mar

22

2013

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NY Travel Festival wants to rock the world (& I’ll be there)

On April 20, a new breed of travel show will make its inaugural appearance. It's called the New York Travel Festival, and I'll be speaking there along with some of the most cutting-edge names in travel and travel journalism.

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Nov

26

2012

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The mass grave under Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park [WATCH]

Tweet I am tremendously excited about this video that I researched and hosted for AOL On’s “What Remains” series. It takes off from my popular blog post about the mass grave in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. I think the broadcast-quality production these guys put together is phenomenal. The short version is explained in my post, […]

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Oct

17

2012

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Scenes from the dedication of the FDR memorial in New York City

In a way, the monument is as much to Louis Kahn as it is to FDR, as proven by how many times each of the speakers invoked both of their names. Former President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Tom Brokaw, Ambassador William vanden Huevel, Mayor Michel Bloomberg. All nodded to Louie. It's odd: The son's impetus to memorialize his architect father is what led us, even enabled us, to memorialize the president. From small questions rise large deeds.

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Jul

30

2012

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The night I jilted Gloria Steinem

David Bale gave me many things that I never properly thanked him for. His support helped change and redefined my life. But his biggest lesson was not to hide when I am invited to live.

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Sep

26

2011

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When gangs of thugs put out your fires: Boss Tweed, Obamacare, and Big Pharma

Tweet The GOP presidential aspirants are getting a lot of mileage by demonizing the potential of a civic health care system, but they clearly don’t know history. We’ve actually done something like this before in another area of our health and safety. Take this example from the history books: Boss Tweed. The refrains from the […]

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