city: new york

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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the fun gallery (former)

from hip hop, graffiti posted in music by pete_nice

Patti Astor was known as the "Queen of the Downtown Scene" and was an underground film actress and culture maven in 1970s and 80s NYC.

She opened up The Fun Gallery at this location with partner Bill Stelling in 1981, and the art gallery featured some of the earliest exhibitions of graffiti and street art, including Taki 183, Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy, and Jean Michel Basquiat.

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michael werner gallery

from captain beefheart, don van vliet posted in music by crabapple

The Michael Werner Gallery in New York has exhibited paintings and published books of Don Van Vliet's (Captain Beefheart) artwork since 1991.

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not the friends fountain

from unbreakable kimmy schmidt posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

It's not the Friends fountain. People think it is, but the real one's in a studio lot in Burbank. It looks totally different.

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