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New York in New York New York

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  1. alanleroy

    alanleroy Click my avatar

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    December 2010.
    The US Postal Service issued the Statue of Liberty Forever Stamp.
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    March 2011.
    An error was discovered by a stamp collector…The Statue of Liberty on the Forever Stamp was not The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, but the Statue of Liberty Replica at New York, New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The image selection was inadvertent. It was picked from stock photos believing it was the ‘real’ Lady Liberty. Ten and a half billion stamps later, it was the largest run of errors in USPS history.

    December 2016
    My annual December Vegas trip with my Gambling Buddy Robin. Each year we have a photography contest with various photographic categories….you know….the standard stuff….Hookers, Barfing, Hidden areas of Casinos, Farm Animals....those kinds of categories. Neither of us had ever stayed at New York, New York Hotel and Casino and we had 2 nights booked this trip. It seemed fitting to add a new photographic category in honor of the 2011 Statue of Liberty Forever Stamp....I call it: New York in New York New York. The intent was to capture photos that appear to be in New York and aren’t obviously in New York New York Hotel and Casino. Scoring was 25 points per photo.

    Without further ado...I give you the New York in New York, New York competition.

    Apartments of New York

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    1. "Flamingo 1"

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    2. "Pink Flamingos"

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    3. "36"

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    4. "101 B Hudson"

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    5. "Door 34 Where are You?"

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    6. "Blue Apartments"

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    7. "Dead plant on AC"

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    8. "That's my Bike"

    Streets of New York

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    9. "Christopher Who"

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    10. "Karate Chop"

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    11. "Master Yang Jun Karate"

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    12. "Park Here 24"

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    13. "American Flag. Mexican Flag."

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    14. "Roxy Hardware and Housewares"

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    15. "Broadway and Greenwich"

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    16. "Fulton Fish Frye...Original"

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    17. "PAC FIC RIM BOOKS"

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    18. "NEWSBLDG Mural"

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    19. "Greenwich Village Coffee CO"

    Windows...AKA Peeping Leroy's"

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    20. "Window Dog"

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    21. "Window Dog 2"

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    22. "Geisha Window"

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    23. "Window Tiny Naked Dancer"

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    24. "Utensil Window Clock"

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    25. "Roxy Hardware Window"

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    26. "Hookah Window"

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    27. "Another Window"

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    28. 'Ch'escher window"

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    29. "Birdcage window"

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    30. "3 windows"


    Architecture

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    31. "Soldiers and Sailors" To the memory of the Brave Soldiers and Sailors Who Saved the Union.

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    32. "Soldiers and Sailors Monument" 1902.

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    33. "Empire State" April 11, 1931.

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    34. "Empire Strikes Back" 1250 ft.

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    35. "The Century" 1931.

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    36. "The New Yorker Hotel" 1930. "Inventor Nikola Tesla spent the last ten years of his life in near-seclusion in Suite 3327, where he died, largely devoting his time to feeding pigeons." Now owned by Rev Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.

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    37. "55 Water Street" 1972.

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    38. "Liberty Plaza" 1972.

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    39. "Chrysler Building" May 27, 1930.

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    40. "Chrysler Building 2". Tallest building in the world...for 11 months.

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    41 "Ellis Island Center". Built 1903. Millions passed through this gateway to the American Dream.

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    42. "Grand Central Terminal". Built 1903.

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    43. "More Flags"

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    44. "1936. It was a very good year"

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    45 "Liberty IS Black and White"

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    46. "Fresh-Faced, Sultry, Smirking Liberty...Looks for Huddled Masses"

    December 2013

    Robert Davidson the sculptor of Statue of Liberty at NY NY Vegas sued the US Postal Service for copyright infringement. He argued that his creation was a work of art covered by copyright and not merely a reproduction of the one in New York Harbor. He claimed the Vegas statue was more “fresh-faced” and “sultry” than the original.

    "There are many differences from the original, from a “softer, more feminine and realistic silhouette” to the “fuller chin, a friendlier expression...". According to the New York Post, "The two ladies do look unmistakably different. The Las Vegas sister has more stylish hair, and appears to be smirking slightly. Her crown also features a plaque, visible but not legible on the stamp, that reads, “This One’s For You Mom.”"

    http://nypost.com/2013/12/03/sculptor-sues-postal-service-over-fake-liberty-stamp/

    Today
    In retrospect we had a great stay at New York New York Hotel and Casino. I've walked through that joint many times over the years. I never realized the full scope of New York details the original designers built into the property. There's so much happening on a Vegas trip that it's easy for those details to blend in with the tapestry. AlanLeroy says "Examine the trees to appreciate the forest"

    After the first Category in our annual photography contest ("New York in New York New York") Robin and I are tied at 460 points (23 Photos Each). Go Figure. If you're still reading...Please help us break the tie! Vote (by number) for your favorite photo. And you thought the barfing and hooker categories were going to be exciting...Ok...they are too.
     
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  2. Richard Alpert

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    I'm voting for #2 because it is a statement on nature surviving in spite of man's creations.
    And we now know what happened to the three birds that went missing from Flamingo. :D

    RICHARD
     
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  3. emmas

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    I'll go for #9 Christopher Who. Used to live on the real Christopher Street.
     
  4. PsyDoc

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    Ha ha, funny competition. For me, picture #6 (Blue Apartments) really looks like taken in New York.
     
  5. JeJas

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    nice photos!
     
  6. booker

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    Excellent!
     
  7. BadKarma

    BadKarma Vegas Degenerate - Still Royal Flushless

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    41 "Ellis Island Center".
    Great photo. Nice crisp bricks. Love the shot looking up with lights on at dusk. Clouds are great.
     
  8. alanleroy

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    Many of you have asked: "AlanLeroy....Is there a map of New York, New York Hotel and Casino so that we might have our own New York in New York New York photography contest?". Fortunately for you, there is. I scoured the Internets for such a map prior to my December trip, but was not successful in finding such a treasure. At check in, I asked the check in clerk if she had ever heard of such a thing....and she gave me this...

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  9. Sheil813

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    Great idea! I never realized all the details at NYNY!
     
  10. onebud1

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    Be there next week...need to pay more attention to my surroundings.

    My vote is for #2.
     
  11. zeekm

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    Broadway does not intersect Greenwich St. or Greenwich Ave.
     
  12. hammie

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    I vote for #4. $.25 for 15 minutes of parking in NYC is a bargain.

    Thanks for the pics and the background of the stamp, who would have known?
     
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