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trump tower

from the dark knight rises (2012) posted in movies by pete_nice

Trump Tower served as the shooting location of Wayne Enterprises in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Historically, Trump promised to preserve the Art Deco exterior sculptures of the building he tore down to construct Trump Tower and donate them to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (he didn't).

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luke cage’s bar

from jessica jones posted in television by nevereatshreddedwheat

Alphabet City's 7B Horseshoe Bar is the stand in for the bar Luke Cage owns in the first season of Netflix's Jessica Jones.

Many movies have also taken advantage of this East Village dive bar's ambiance over the years including Crocodile Dundee, The Verdict and The Godfather II.

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shun lee palace east

from the search for general tso (2014) posted in movies by prof_improbable

Also opened by Michael Tong in 1972, the Shun Lee Palace claims to have the first version of General Tso's Chicken in the United States, prepared by their cook, Chef T.T. Wang.

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shun lee dynasty

from the search for general tso (2014) posted in movies by prof_improbable

The first time Hunan- and Szechuan-style Chinese food was available to the U.S. customers was through the Shun Lee Dynasty restaurant, opened in Manhattan by restaurateur Michael Tong in 1972.

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buttonwood agreement

from stock market posted in history by pete_nice

On May 17, 1792, an agreement between 24 stockbrokers was made under a buttonwood tree.

The founding document of the New York Stock Exchange reads as follows:

"We the Subscribers, Brokers for the Purchase and Sale of the Public Stock, do hereby solemnly promise and pledge ourselves to each other, that we will not buy or sell from this day for any person whatsoever, any kind of Public Stock, at a less rate than one quarter percent Commission on the Specie value of and that we will give preference to each other in our Negotiations.

In Testimony whereof we have set our hands this 17th day of May at New York, 1792."


Today, the document is in the Museum of American Finance down the street at 48 Wall Street (view here).

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