This is a view of Co-op City, located off Route 95 in the Bronx. I believe it is the biggest co-operative in the world, but I am not sure. 55,000 people live there in over thirty tall buildings that range from 24 to 32 floors. Co-op has its own police force and numerous parks and shopping centers. One shopping center, Bay Plaza, has the first and only Barnes & Noble in the Bronx. People got...
This is an old Nike missile site on an island in the Long Island Sound near New York City. The base is actually on what was once a potter's field, the largest in the NYC area. Over 1 million people were buried here by prisoners. The radar base for the missiles is located just to the north on Davids Island.
Orchard Beach, located in the Bronx, NY. Beach was opened in the 1920's and provides relief from summer heat to residents of the Bronx. Fireworks are fired in thew water off the beach during the 4th of July.
Adamstown (named after Bounty mutineer John Adams) is the only settlement of Pitcairn Island and by default the capital of the Pitcairn Islands. It is located in the central north of the island and has a population of 46 (out of a total of 67 for the entire island). Adamstown is the smallest official capital in the world. This city is the main area where the residents live, eat, and sleep. Amon...
A statement from the US National Park Service (NPS) concerning this island:
For more than two centuries, the military communities on Governors Island were woven into the intricate social, political and economic tapestry that is New York City. From 1776-1996, Governors Island stood as a silent sentinel in New York Harbor, and provided protection of the ideals represented by the Statue of...
Originally built as a fort to protect Long Island Sound and New York City during the Spanish-American War, it was in service until 1949 when it was then turned over to the AMNH. Most of the original buildings on this 17-acre island are overrun by bittersweet. A concrete 3-story observation tower, 3-room research building still remain.
The New York City Transit Complex at Coney Island is the largest transit maintenance facility in the United States. Located in Brooklyn, NY the 75 acre complex has been in continuous operation since its opening in 1926, and is the primary repair facility for New York's fleet of 6,400 subway cars (as of 2002).
Cockatoo Island is an island in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia. The island was originally used as a prison and later developed as a shipyard. Many naval ships were built and maintained at Cockatoo Island Dockyard. The shipyard was closed during the 1980s. In late March 2005 the island was re-opened to the public for the Cockatoo Island Festival, after two and a half years of planning.
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