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Union Square (Manhattan)
Union Square is a historic intersection and surrounding neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, located where Broadway and the former Bowery Road – now Fourth Avenue – came together in the early 19th century. Its name denotes that "here was the union of the two principal thoroughfares of the island". The current Union Square Park is bounded by 14th Street on the south, 17th Street on the north, and Union Square West and Union Square East to the west and east respectively. 17th Street links together Broadway and Park Avenue South on the north end of the park, while Union Square East connects Park Avenue South to Fourth Avenue and the continuation of Broadway on the park's south side. The park is maintained by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Adjacent neighborhoods are the Flatiron District to the north, Chelsea to the west, Greenwich Village to the southwest, East Village to the southeast, and Gramercy Park to the east. Many buildings of ...
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Manhattan
Manhattan (), known regionally as the City, is the most densely populated and geographically smallest of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is also coextensive with New York County, one of the original counties of the U.S. state of New York. Located near the southern tip of New York State, Manhattan is based in the Eastern Time Zone and constitutes both the geographical and demographic center of the Northeast megalopolis and the urban core of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass. Over 58 million people live within 250 miles of Manhattan, which serves as New York City’s economic and administrative center, cultural identifier, and the city’s historical birthplace. Manhattan has been described as the cultural, financial, media, and entertainment capital of the world, is considered a safe haven for global real estate investors, and hosts the United Nations headquarters. New York City is the headquarters of th ...
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The New School
The New School is a private research university in New York City. It was founded in 1919 as The New School for Social Research with an original mission dedicated to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry and a home for progressive thinkers. Since then, the school has grown to house five divisions within the university. These include the Parsons School of Design, the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts (which itself consists of the Mannes School of Music, the School of Drama, and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music), The New School for Social Research, and the Schools of Public Engagement. In addition, the university maintains the Parsons Paris campus and has also launched or housed a range of institutions, such as the international research institute World Policy Institute, the Philip Glass Institute, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the India China Institute, the Observatory on Latin America, and the Center for New York ...
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Union Park New York (East Side) (NYPL B13476046-EM11347)
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14th Street–Union Square Station
The 14th Street–Union Square station is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the BMT Broadway Line, the BMT Canarsie Line and the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. It is located at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 14th Street, underneath Union Square in Manhattan. The complex sits on the border of several neighborhoods, including the East Village to the southeast, Greenwich Village to the south and southwest, Chelsea to the northwest, and both the Flatiron District and Gramercy Park to the north and northeast. The 14th Street–Union Square station is served by the , , , , and trains at all times; the and trains at all times except late nights; the W train on weekdays; and train weekdays in the peak direction. The Lexington Avenue Line platforms were built for the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) as an express station on the city's first subway line, which was approved in 1900. The station opened on October 27, 1904, as one of the original 2 ...
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New York City Subway
The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the government of New York City and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Opened on October 27, 1904, the New York City Subway is one of the world's oldest public transit systems, one of the most-used, and the one with the most stations, with 472 stations in operation (424 if stations connected by transfers are counted as single stations). Stations are located throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The system has operated 24/7 service every day of the year throughout most of its history, barring emergencies and disasters. By annual ridership, the New York City Subway is the busiest rapid transit system in both the Western Hemisphere and the Western world, as well as the seventh-busiest rapid transit rail system in the world. In , the subway delivered rides, or about per weekday as of . On Octo ...
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New York City Police Department
The New York City Police Department (NYPD), officially the City of New York Police Department, established on May 23, 1845, is the primary municipal law enforcement agency within the City of New York, the largest and one of the oldest in the United States. The NYPD headquarters is at 1 Police Plaza, located on Park Row in Lower Manhattan near City Hall. The NYPD's regulations are compiled in title 38 of the '' New York City Rules''. The NYC Transit Police and NYC Housing Authority Police Department were fully integrated into the NYPD in 1995. Dedicated units of the NYPD include the Emergency Service Unit, K9, harbor patrol, highway patrol, air support, bomb squad, counter-terrorism, criminal intelligence, anti-organized crime, narcotics, mounted patrol, public transportation, and public housing units. The NYPD employs over 50,000 people, including more than 35,000 uniformed officers. According to the official CompStat database, the NYPD responded to nearly ...
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Manhattan Community Board 5
Manhattan Community Board 5 is a New York City community board, part of the local government apparatus of the city, with the responsibility for the neighborhoods of Midtown, Times Square, most of the Theater District, the Diamond District, the Garment District, Herald Square, Koreatown, NoMad, Murray Hill and the Flatiron District, all in the borough of Manhattan. It is bounded by 59th Street on the north, Eighth Avenue, 26th Street, the Avenue of the Americas ("Sixth Avenue") on the west, 14th Street on the south, and Lexington Avenue on the east, excluding the area from 34th to 40th Streets between Madison and Lexington Avenues, and the area from 20th to 22nd Streets between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue/ Irving Place. Within the area under the Board's responsibility are all or part of the Murray Hill, Madison Square North, Ladies' Mile, Gramercy Park and East 17th Street/Irving Place historic districts. Business Improvement Districts in the ar ...
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Mohandas Gandhi (Patel)
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi by Kantilal B. Patel stands in Union Square in Manhattan, New York, United States. Description and history The high bronze statue, larger than life size, was donated by the Gandhi Memorial International Foundation with support from Mohan Murjani. It was dedicated on October 2, 1986, the 117th anniversary of Gandhi's birth; civil rights leader Bayard Rustin delivered a keynote speech at the ceremony. The statue was removed in 2001, conserved, and reinstalled in a landscaped garden area in 2002. See also * 1986 in art * List of artistic depictions of Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (a.k.a. Mahatma Gandhi) was a key Indian independence movement leader known for employing nonviolent resistance against British Rule to successfully lead the campaign. He was the pioneer of ''Satyagraha'' — the res ... References External links Statue of Gandhi Nearing Reality for Union Squareby Susan Heller Anderson and David W. Dunlap (July 15, 1986), ...
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Statue Of Abraham Lincoln (New York City)
An outdoor bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln by Henry Kirke Brown is installed in Union Square in Manhattan, New York. The statue was sponsored by the Union League Club of New York. Description and history Cast in 1870 and dedicated on September 16 of that year, the statue was originally installed at the southwest corner of Union Square, where the statue of Mahatma Gandhi now stands. In 1875, a stone and bronze rail fence was constructed around the statue of Lincoln; the fence included an inscription of text from his second inaugural address, "with malice toward none; charity toward all." During the 1930 redesign of Union Square Park, the statue was moved to its current location, but the fence remained. The statue is in axial alignment with the Independence Flagstaff and ''George Washington''. It was conserved in 1992. See also * 1870 in art References External links * 1870 establishments in New York (state) 1870 sculptures Sculptures by Henry Kirke Brown Bronze ...
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Marquis De Lafayette (Bartholdi)
''Marquis de Lafayette'' is an outdoor bronze sculpture of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette by artist Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, located at Union Square Park in Manhattan, New York. Description and history Donated by French residents of New York and dedicated on September 6, 1876, the portrait statue rests on a Quincy granite pedestal. In 1991, it was conserved by the Municipal Art Society and the New York City Art Commission's joint Adopt-A-Monument Program. See also * 1876 in art Events from the year 1876 in art. Events * April – Impressionist exhibition at the house of Paul Durand-Ruel, 11 rue Peletier, in Paris. * May 16 – German American "Napoleon of crime" Adam Worth steals Thomas Gainsborough, Gainsborough's ''P ... References External links * 1876 establishments in New York (state) 1876 sculptures Bronze sculptures in Manhattan Cultural depictions of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette Monuments and memorials in Manhattan Outdoor s ...
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George Washington (Brown)
''George Washington'' is an outdoor sculpture by Henry Kirke Brown (1814–1886), located in Union Square, Manhattan, in the United States. The bronze equestrian statue was dedicated in 1856 and is the oldest sculpture in the New York City Parks collection. Description and history Richard Upjohn served as architect for the pedestal / plinth. The sculpture measures 26'4" by 13'6" and sits on a Barre granite pedestal that measures 12'2" by 7'9" by 15'. It was dedicated on July 4, 1856. The monument is in axial alignment with the statue of Abraham Lincoln and the Independence Flagstaff. File:Union Square NYC c1870.jpg, The statue in the middle of Fourth Avenue at 14th Street, c.1870 See also * List of memorials to George Washington References External links A Difference in Kind: Spontaneous Memorials after 9/11by Harriet F. Senie, International Sculpture Center (September 30, 2011), ''The Huffington Post ''HuffPost'' (formerly ''The Huffington Post'' until 201 ...
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