While they walk to New York Public Library on East 41st Street in New York City, pedestrians are treated to literary-themed images inset along the sidewalk. The 96 illustrated bronze plaques depict various quotes from favorite authors and other notable figures.
Gregg LeFevre designed 48 unique images, duplicated to make 96 plaques, to be placed along both sides of the street so everyone has a chance to see them.
Wall Street Journal: “The quotes were selected during the 1990s by a panel that included representatives from the library; the Grand Central Partnership, which manages the Grand Central Business Improvement District; and the New Yorker magazine.”
term 'The Big Apple' was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used
the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York
City Is to play the big time - The Big Apple.
There are more Irish in New York City
than in Dublin, Ireland;
more Italians in New York City
than in Rome, Italy;
and more Jews in New York City
than in Tel Aviv, Israel .
Dr. Nicolas Bazan during the planning of the film "Of Mind and Music" with Dr. Ken Atchity who guided the publication of Dr. Bazan's first two novels.
From Being Bazan Spotlight Series: 'The Ally'
Featuring 'Women of Excellence in Science'
Spotlight featuring "Women on Excellence in Science" a group of selected woman scientists trained by Dr. Bazan.
One Of Robin Williams' Funniest Moments In The Birdcage Was Unintentional
One of the more hilarious sequences in "The Birdcage" is during the dinner party, when Armand and Agador are getting frantic in the kitchen. They've forgotten to prepare an entrée (they only have soup to serve their guests), and they vaguely discuss the addition of shrimp in their meal. Armand hands Val a note for Katherine, Val's birth mother, instructing her not to come upstairs since Albert is dressed in drag, disguised as Val's mother.
"That was absolutely not intentional. And if you watch that little piece of film again, you'll see me laughing and Robin laughing. It's one of those things that happens that you never really think they're going to use, but I was so emotionally upset in the scene—I was supposed to be crying—that I just pretended that he was making me cry even more. But I was actually laughing."
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These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.