New York: Diner II (Instantâneo)

New York: Diner II (Instantâneo)

The first diner was created in 1872, by a man named Walter Scott (Witzel). He worked at a printing press, and decided to sell food out of a horse-pulled wagon (Sawyer). He sold to night workers, and patrons of men’s clubs.

Diners are characterized by offering a wide range of foods, mostly American, a casual atmosphere, a counter, and late operating hours.

“Classic American Diners” are often characterized by an exterior layer of stainless steel—a feature unique to diner architecture.

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New York: Downtown Skyline (Instantâneo)

New York: Downtown Skyline (Instantâneo)

Manhattan is one of the five boroughs of New York City, geographically the smallest but also the most densely populated in the city. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the borough is conterminous with New York County, an original county of the U.S. state of New York.

The City of New York originated at the southern tip of Manhattan and expanded northward.

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New York: Chinatown (Instantâneo)

New York: Chinatown (Instantâneo)

Chinatown, Manhattan, home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western hemisphere,is located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, USA, bordering the Lower East Side to its east and Little Italy to its north.

With an estimated population of 90,000 to 100,000 people, Manhattan’s Chinatown is also one of the oldest ethnic Chinese enclaves outside of Asia.

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New York: One Jackson Sq (Instantâneo)

New York: One Jackson Sq (Instantâneo)

Jackson Square Park is small park located in the Greenwich Village Historic District just below the intersection of Eighth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan, New York City. Triangular in shape, it is bordered by 8th Avenue on the west, the commencement of Horatio Street on the south and the terminus of Greenwich Avenue on the east.

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation reports that the triangular park first showed up on plans for the city in 1811 as it moved to a grid system. It was formally acquired by the City of New York in 1826.

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New York: Joe’s Pub (Instantâneo)

New York: Joe's Pub (Instantâneo)

Joe’s Pub at Public Theater is a nightclub that hosts live performances regularly. The venue, which is a non-profit operation, is located at Lafayette Street near Astor Place in Manhattan, New York City. It is named after Joseph Papp, the theatrical producer who established the New York Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater and the free Shakespeare in the Park program in Central Park.

The Public Theatre has been housed in a landmarked Romanesque revival structure at 425 Lafayette Street since 1967, built between 1853 and 1881 as the Astor Library.

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Lafayette (IN): Triple XXX Diner (Instantaneo)

Lafayette (IN): Triple XXX Diner (Instantaneo)

The West Lafayette, Indiana Triple XXX store was opened in 1929 by Bert Wright and continues to operate as one of the only two Triple XXX restaurants in existence today. It also holds the distinction of being the first and oldest drive-in restaurant in Indiana.

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Bradley Beach: Americana (Instantâneo)

Bradley Beach: Americana (Instantâneo)

Bradley Beach was named for James A. Bradley, the developer responsible for the creation of the Bradley Beach and Asbury Park in 1871.
It was the first location in the United States to charge sea bathers for beach access when it began minting its own tin badges starting in 1929.

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New York: Coney Island (Instantâneo)

New York: Coney Island (Instantâneo)

Keukenhof: Tree and flower beds

Keukenhof: Tree

 

Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world’s largest flower garden. It is situated near Lisse, Netherlands.

According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares.

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Illinois: Nothing but Corn & Clouds (Instantâneo)

Illinois: Nothing but Corn & Clouds

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 5th most populous and 25th most extensive state, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. Illinois’ major agricultural outputs are corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, and wheat.

In most years, Illinois is either the first or second state for the highest production of soybeans, with a harvest of 427.7 million bushels (11.64 million metric tons) in 2008, after Iowa’s production of 444.82 million bushels.

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