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"grand central terminal" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"New york. This led vanderbilt to run sunk in tracks with bridges in place for pedestrians to safely pass over them for seeing that the same problem would crop up in other neighborhoods north main area of complaint. The also made arrangements to tunnel through the rock below the city streets up to ninety sixth by eighteen. Eighty eight tracks were sunk underground up to the harlem river in eighteen sixty nine a sculpture of commodore vanderbilt by sculptor. Ernst plasma men was commissioned by one of vanderbilt's associates albert degroot and was erected downtown at one of his his older train depots. I believe this. Bronze statue is reported as costing eight hundred thousand dollars but for all of that money the reviews of it were really not good lawyer and diarist george templeton strong rooted the statue quote as a work of art. It is bestial. You can decide for yourself if you're in new york. That statue still exist but now sits at the south facade of the grand central terminal degree and had been planning a second statue specifically for grand central depot and vanderbilt had even had architect snook create a space for it but the poor reception to the first one caused them to reconsider. Cornelius vanderbilt died in eighteen seventy seven. But his son william who inherited most of his father's businesses and money and then williams sons continued to run the depot successfully for more than twenty more years in a way. Vanderbilt's success in normalising train. Travel for new york led to the downfall of his grand. Central depot. Trained commuting became so commonplace that soared which meant that the depot really was no longer big enough to handle the required traffic for the city in nineteen hundred. There were one point. Eight million people in new york city and grand central depot. Which at that point was just thirty years old was already considered woefully outdated for what the city needed. There had been an effort to expand the facility a couple of years earlier that included an exterior transformation to in neo renaissance style that renovation had built a structure up adding several floors in one thousand nine hundred another round of renovations started that reorganized the layout of the depot which by then was already being called grand central station. The separate waiting rooms were combined into one large space. A women only waiting room retiring room was created and then another waiting room was added underground for lower class passengers that they would not crowd the main area and yes i would not even call it thinly-veiled over way of relegating the poor immigrant community into a waiting room in the basement. Yeah there's actually a company executive. I think who is like basically made the statements in the papers that was like. Don't worry you can come to the station. And you won't see poor people to upset you on your travels. It's a little. It's super icky New tunnels for trains had also been added by this point and while these tunnels were vented they still filled with steam and smoke regularly. this of course impacted visibility. You can see where it's going and on january eighth nineteen o to the horrible but inevitable finally happened that as an incident that is now known as the park avenue crash. This collision happened because an engineer running an express train from white plains just couldn't see the signal that indicated that another train was up ahead. The expressed rear ended a commuter train. Fifteen people died instantly and dozens. More were badly injured. The engineer john whisker was arrested and charged with manslaughter. Several weeks later he was released after a jury was split on his level of responsibility but they were unanimous that railroad management was to blame for conditions that caused the tragedy. ultimately there were thirty lawsuit that resulted from his accident including one awarded a six hundred thousand dollar payout to a widow of a man who had been killed. This was expensive to the company in addition to just being a terrible tragedy And it caused a lot of ramifications in new york the state legislature put limitations on steam locomotives place and by the end of nineteen two the railroad was scrambling to figure out how it would manage under these new laws. Laws forbade steam trains in the city. All the way up to the harlem river ben. On december twenty second of that year engineer. William j. wilga wrote the railroad president a letter outlining an ambitious solution. That was to take down the old grand central and build a new one that was designed to accommodate electric trains yen for clarity. The city had a number of years to make this change over. it wasn't like effective immediately. No trains but they were still in a bit of a panic because he did not know how they were going to continue their business especially considering that they had lost a lot of money in these payouts. They were very very worried. So electric trains were still pretty new. At this time they had been introduced in eighteen. Ninety five on the baltimore and ohio line but they also offered so many solutions to the problems at hand. There was no smoker soot. There was no need for large-scale train sheds and because of that lack of a need for an above ground shed that meant that they could stack two levels of platforms to accommodate greater numbers of trains. And do it all underground Would mean that. The ongoing issues of places where above ground tracks caused traffic dangers could also be finally addressed. And all of those crisscrossing tracks could be designed a little bit more elegantly and dropped underground in the plan that will give had the company would build a twelve storey building over the train terminal with space available for rent. He estimated that would bring in two point. Three million dollars. A year was was not a slam dunk suggestion. There was a lot of pushback from the executive level about the estimated thirty five million dollar budget for the project. We'll was able to make his case to the board of directors of the railroad and he did convince them by mid january nineteen ninety three. They were on board. We'll august had full green light to start the project by of one thousand nine hundred. Three new york. Central road was given rights to the city's underground between lexington and madison and east forty second and forty seventh in perpetuity and exchange. The railroad agreed to an annual fee of twenty five thousand dollars. So this project was a great opportunity for wilga. He got a huge promotion out of the deal but this was also a huge challenge. He had to figure out how to transition the railroad lines for electric cars how to raise the existing building and how to construct a new one while service continued. They could not shut down their train service at all and he had to do this. While the pennsylvania railroad which was the new york central direct competitor was also building their own brand new station. Servicing manhattan setting the blocks between seventh and eighth avenues from thirty first to thirty third street while steam. Locomotives were only banned in the city. Proper will august figured they would just go ahead and electrify their lines outside the city as well to accommodate a growing commuter ovulation this level of electrification for a rail line had.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on 710 WOR
"For Thanksgiving. And it was hundreds of volunteers who would put the smiles on their faces. Hannah was one of them. Who got high praise. Oh, my God! Thank you so much. Have a good Happy holidays, hearing those words from someone that we hoped that's like that's the best thing that you can hear. Also, the group feeding NYC delivered 5000 Thanksgiving dinners to families and shelters across the city. I'm Scott Pringle. Double the O R News. 29 year old man is facing charges after he allegedly stole a New York Post delivery van wild shirtless and took it on a joyride. Cops say the man struck two police cruisers. We're trying to stop him before eventually parking the truck on the sidewalk near his home on East 39th Street. That's where he was probably arrested. Arrested. The delivery driver was dropping off newspapers near Grand Central Terminal when it happened around 3 20 this morning and he wasn't hurt. Several cops who were in the cruisers were treated for minor injuries. While it was a largely quiet black Friday around the tri state area by usual standards, there was some drama at Roosevelt Field Mall. At one point, a man was wounded in the head during a fight, leaving him bloodied and prompting police to respond. Separately, a group of men were reportedly caught stealing jackets at Bloomingdale's, with increased patrols credited for nabbing the suspects. At one point, the entrance gates were closed at Bloomingdale's, but it was announced over The wild speaker that there was no immediate danger. James Footman w O R News News is sponsored by mothers against Drunk driving for victims of Drunk and drugged driving Your Grief is unique. But you are not alone. You always have a place that mad called the 24.
Metro-North employees suspended after 'man cave' is found in New York's Grand Central storage room
"Railroad workers have been suspended for turning a storage room under New York's Grand Central Terminal into an unauthorized man cave with a television, refrigerator, microwave and a foot on couch. Railroad officials say the space presented a fire hazard because rescue workers would have had difficulty accessing an unmapped room.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"It sounds like the plot of a SCIFI novel. . In fact, , it's literally part of the plot of a sci-fi novel. . I read last month Hank Greens a beautifully foolish endeavor every morning for eighteen months the broadband Internet went out in a small village in Wales. . Engineers ran a cable replacement program, , but it didn't work every morning at seven am on the dut the Internet would go out for the entire village. . The engineers were stumped into the used a monitoring device called a spectrum analyzer and walked around the village looking for electrical noise. . Engineer Michael Jones said quotes at seven. . Am like clockwork. . It happened our device picked up a large burst of electrical interference in the village end quote. . But it was not alien tech, , it was instead a secondhand television set that an anonymous householder was turning on every morning at seven am and which omitted enough true `interference specifically a single high level impulse noise or nine to affect the broadband signal and knockout the Internet in the whole village. . The TV owner has said that they were mortified and has agreed not to turn the TV on ever again. . Quoting BBC Suzanne Rutherford Open reached chief engineers lead for Wales said anything with electrical components from outdoor lights to microwaves can potentially have an impact on broadband connections. . We just advise the public to make sure that they're electrical appliances are properly certified and meet current British standards she said and quotes. . which is good to know except most people probably wouldn't be aware that their device is causing any sort of problem i. . mean it took them eighteen months to work this out I don't think that your average Joe would necessarily ever think that technology like outdated TV could affect modern tech like broadband but of course, , it can and I do think it's interesting to see the interplay of older and newer technology and almost reminds me of how devices that run on electricite go haywire at hogwarts because all of the magic interferes with them, , which was definitely based on a real scientific theory and not a convenient explanation as to why the characters didn't watch TV or use computers. .
Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months
"It sounds like the plot of a SCIFI novel. In fact, it's literally part of the plot of a sci-fi novel. I read last month Hank Greens a beautifully foolish endeavor every morning for eighteen months the broadband Internet went out in a small village in Wales. Engineers ran a cable replacement program, but it didn't work every morning at seven am on the dut the Internet would go out for the entire village. The engineers were stumped into the used a monitoring device called a spectrum analyzer and walked around the village looking for electrical noise. Engineer Michael Jones said quotes at seven. Am like clockwork. It happened our device picked up a large burst of electrical interference in the village end quote. But it was not alien tech, it was instead a secondhand television set that an anonymous householder was turning on every morning at seven am and which omitted enough true `interference specifically a single high level impulse noise or nine to affect the broadband signal and knockout the Internet in the whole village. The TV owner has said that they were mortified and has agreed not to turn the TV on ever again. Quoting BBC Suzanne Rutherford Open reached chief engineers lead for Wales said anything with electrical components from outdoor lights to microwaves can potentially have an impact on broadband connections. We just advise the public to make sure that they're electrical appliances are properly certified and meet current British standards she said and quotes. which is good to know except most people probably wouldn't be aware that their device is causing any sort of problem i. mean it took them eighteen months to work this out I don't think that your average Joe would necessarily ever think that technology like outdated TV could affect modern tech like broadband but of course, it can and I do think it's interesting to see the interplay of older and newer technology and almost reminds me of how devices that run on electricite go haywire at hogwarts because all of the magic interferes with them, which was definitely based on a real scientific theory and not a convenient explanation as to why the characters didn't watch TV or use computers.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"A couple of local stories from my neck of the woods here in New, York City both to do with our subway. The first one is really making waves online, the Metropolitan Transit Authority or MTA who's in control of the subway here proposed a few new rules at their board meeting yesterday, one of which included officially banning pooping on the subway. Specifically. The rule prohibits unsanitary behaviors quote including limited to spitting, defecating or urinating except in facilities provided and quotes. which is all well and good except that there aren't really any facilities provided some stations technically have restrooms but most of them are locked at all times I mean the US in general in New York City, specifically really sucks at providing public restrooms. The primary public restrooms in the city are inside of starbucks is which I think says a lot about the role of corporations versus the government. But anyways from now on if you want to drop a deuce on a New York City subway, you'll have to pay a hundred dollar fine. But unless gross subway news, a secret party room was discovered deep in the bowels of Grand Central. Station. At the end of track one, one, four hidden inside a locked storage room only accessible via the locksmith shop three MTA employees secretly created a veritable. Complete with food ton mini fridge pull up bar flat screen TV. Amazon. Fire stick, and Lewd drawings on the furniture. When it was uncovered, the fridge contained a jar of peanut butter and a half empty can of log Anita's which tracks with the official complaint documents alleging the purpose of the room was to quote, hang out and get drunk and party. When a CO worker had a dispute with one of the men who created the party room, the secret was blown and all men involved were easily identified by stupid mistakes like leaving receipts for items purchased with their names on them in the room and Wifi. Connecting to their personal phones. The three employees have been put on administrative leave without pay interfacing firing by the MTA office of the inspector, General. At least go down in history alongside other secret underground train station hideouts, or at the very least in the history of fairly epic ideas poorly.
New York City violence: 3 dead, 23 shot in 20 separate shootings overnight
"Mooring our nation's biggest city, a surge of gun violence in the Big Apple, continuing police reporting no less and 23 shootings and a 24 hour period from Friday and Saturday. Three people were killed, including an authority correction officer who was shot early Saturday and Jamaica, Queens. In addition, there was a shooting at Grand Central Terminal Saturday. Commuters rattled after a man was shot while waiting on the platform for a train Saturday morning. Shooting incidents in New York City are up 78.8% compared with the same period last year. Gun violence Pete July 4th. That's when 41 people were shot and nine people were killed. Su Guzman
"grand central terminal" Discussed on The Journal.
"Of the new corona virus have been popping up around the US for more than a month now and it's reached the nation's largest metropolitan area New York City where the outbreak has quickly grown to be one of the biggest in the country. We begin with the latest on the corona virus outbreak. In number of cases in New York City area overnight the mayor today calling the spread unpredictable and worrisome most linked to a lawyer who frequently commuted out of Grand Central Terminal. One of the busiest train stations in in the country governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency to help quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus. There are now eighty nine. What is worrisome to public health officials and also to people who work in Infectious Disease Epidemiology? Is that we now have community spread in New York. Nonni West covers health in New York and she says that when cases jumped from isolated incidents to community spread. The cycle of disease takes on a different tenor. I liken this stage to tumble cycle and the dryer where it's just all coming at the same time over and over and over again and as a reporter who's covered this and at Bola and measles and legionnaires. It's just that the puzzle pieces all start to manifest in a way that looks familiar and yet. This outbreak is different. Because on like measles for example whether it's a vaccine or there's measures that can halt the spread medically of a highly communicable infectious disease with Corona virus. You just don't have that. There's not a vaccine. There are places to house widespread numbers of people. Who are ill at this all. You have is containment. Containment is the tool containment. In the corona virus era this has become the buzzword the way health authorities around the globe are trying to limit how far and how fast the disease will spread the disease. Keep spreading the strategy is being put to the test today on the show. Does the strategy of containment actually work? And if it doesn't what's next? Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business empower. I'm Ryan and I'm caitlyn bought. It's Monday march ninth..
"grand central terminal" Discussed on .NET Rocks!
"For the next, you know, wireless technology. That's why I asked. I don't expect you to answer it. I'm just no No idea. idea. Every once in a while, I get to indulge my own. Interests in this show. We'll indoor GPS problem indoor location problem that there's been smart people trying to solve that problem for years. And if it hasn't been cracked, right, but it's just a reliable way to track people's locations in buildings he respective of materials and space or so forth. That's a hard. I can see if you're in a big square room and you've got a sensor in each corner. And you can you know, not triangulate but with four I don't know what the eight where it is their quadrille late. I'm not sure, but you could probably approximate their location within the room. If you have, you know, three or more sensors, but. But it is a hard problem, especially if you've got, you know, every every especially if you've got corridors and winding places, not an easy problem on confidence with move in and out of a room. Right. And and actually have it popular reliable enough, and inexpensive enough that most people use the same thing. So that you get a standard enough that it starts showing up on smartphones. Anyway, it's it's funny to hear sort of that conversation as it goes to indoor GPS because we talked about IOT. And then we talked about indoor GPS, and so your mind just sort of goes to that wireless signals or sensors. I mean, it's it's kind of is a solved problem though. If you really think about it, maybe it's more expensive than most people. I mean, you put cameras in the in the store put cameras in the building. You've got an indoor GPS right as opposed recognized. The people have to be good enough, and you can see where they're moving. But it's it's if you think about it because I counted this a lot like a someone wanted to do something with parking, right? And they wanted to put the sensors because here in Europe, there's a couple of different. Where the sensor in the parking spot. And it does all this. And I just remember thinking what you've got cameras already in the parking. Right. Maybe we just use cameras because video tells you a lot of information that all these other sensors struggle with like tell you more, but cameras again, they they know the camera that they bought they know how to change the cameras out. They don't have to support for it. Do you think the Microsoft connect is considered passe? Now. I mean now that we can recognize people on video with standard video cameras are people still using the connect to understand movement people recognize people. Yeah. If you if you look at some of the what does that what does that call the Microsoft, accessibility? The new excessive ability stuff with machine learning. That. I mean, the connected us a lot in there. There's an research for years for people who don't have full fidelity to be able to use something like the connect because it can it can track the the different points much easier than you get on a camera only that it's hard to get the software for that. So using that for excess ability. I mean, connect still fits their right? I I was thinking about the indoor GPS or indoor tracking of people, you know, that if you had two or three of these things up, and then you could you could find out where people are but not necessarily identify them. But you could identify them through the camera. You could about the connect in that case. Would it be able to look at that many people at once? No, you're right. If you have a room full, certainly wouldn't work in Grand Central terminal would not know it can try. I think last time I checked a contract up ten people, but it can really only track. The the skeletons of a limited set of people. But, but it's even necessary isn't even camera and modern machine learning, and that was my question. Yeah. One of the the startups are one of the digital transformations..
"grand central terminal" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"I'm just just thinking out to spit on Amazon's gonna launch a newscaster style. Speaking voice for its voice assistant in a few weeks. So that your text to speech readings particularly of articles will sound like a newscasters reading. And if you're if you're having your echo read, you a story it can sound like it's being read by a news reader, the new style option uses NTT s or neural. Text to speech that uses machine learning to generate the expressive voices. They're also going to improve the default echo voice as well. So that it sounds more natural Amazon currently uses an older tech called Concha, attentive speech, synthesis. You've probably heard that when described it's how they do serious how Google used to Google assistant. They just assemble words from individual phonemes. So they have someone record them in a bunch of different ways. So that they can sort of fake the expression the version learns, the expression and emulates it. Google has also switched to machine learning to generate its voice assistant speech patterns, and Amazon says it only took a few hours worth of data to train the newscaster style voice. Now here I wanna play a few of these. And you guys tell me what you think that this is the Amazon's Alexa. We get right now. Dollar Grand Central terminal open. And this is the next one point two billion dollar Grand Central terminal open and three city blocks. This one is the newscasters style. San Francisco's two point two billion dollar grass central terminal open standing three sitting loss said Francisco's tune billion dollar transit terminal is open this is after nearly a decade under construction. No perfect. But better. Yeah. It's it's it's it's not gonna fool anybody. But it's definitely. Well, I was about to say, it's a lot more pleasant. I don't know if you just care about the information, maybe don't care, but as somebody who talks for a living. I think that. Yeah. That newscaster type voice can be very soothing Annunciation in an emphasis. I think that's important to the way we hear things and the better they get it that I think that's a really good move. It would also be really cool if they could get to a place where you could pick a style. So Tom your huge BBC fan. How would you like one of those dry freaking BBC news? The time is full thirty Greenwich. Meantime, guys, one of those guys that the end of your thing. Give us like I'd take all those variations it'd be fun way to consume content that I otherwise might be tied up to read or push. The, you know, Senator when Email later or do other some other thing with it never actually get to it. I'd much rather. Listen to something that seemed at least like it could talk like a person you have received a package containing. Ng shoelaces. Yes. Just like that. Emphasis on all of it package and shoelaces. By problem with their example, as they have a new story about the building that's already closed because of cracks in the beams from like, why did you use the opening of the transbay tower, and San Francisco's your example? But I I guess most people notice that or went to scientists at Harvard. That's right. We're Harvard Mun today and women have developed something called a meta corrector. And that's right. This improves on compounded lenses used images. A single layer of Nanno pillars space less than a wavelength apart. Manipulates the phase amplitude and polarization of.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Meeting of the MTA money taking agency that it's the state agency that at times Andrew we've allies Cuomo king Cuomo the second the sun amount of your protocol. King Cuomo the I will decide each in charge of or not in charge of. But I think we're all any cream in the subways of falling apart the bus services a dollar short day late Long Island, railroad service has never been worse. But the one area that actually the services relatively good is metro north. So if you're taking it out of Grand Central terminal and remember the region, you call it a terminal unlike Penn station is that it stops all chain stop at Grand Central. They don't go any further. Oh, it's gorgeous. It's a beautiful. I mean Curtis when you go there. It's a beautiful place. And actually what I think they've done really. Well. At Grand Central is that and family, I'll visit them in Connecticut and elsewhere, and you kind of go and take the train you. They have nice restaurant. They put in some high end shops. So it's not like, you're like, you know, praying you know, that something's gonna escape you feel safe. Nice passing. I know you got a lot of homeless people. You got a lot of mentally ill. They're down in the food court area. It's a little scary bathrooms. Motto gulag ages. So you'll hold it in you, definitely don't go to the bathroom and that half of the urinals, broken porcelain palaces broken. But generally if you need the clock is center of Kranj, and they were like thirty platforms. Double the number of platforms at Penn station. Has you feel a lot more comfortable? The ambiance is nicer. It's a landmark building. So they maintain the look and the feel of when Vanderbilt I built it. Although it went through different transitions until eventually we see what it is now. Well, guess what the MTA which is always saying they don't have enough money. Don't have enough money to fix the subway the buses don't have enough money to do all the fixing that the Long Island railroad needs. They're they're they're frightening to raise the fares. Even though the services at an all time low. They've somehow found thirty five million dollars to purchase Grand Central terminal. And I'm saying why would we want the MTA to own Grand Central terminal? We see the disaster. Amtrak homes Penn station, it's a third world station. It's a complete disaster. Why would we want the MTA the money taking agency to own Grand Central station? They've been leasing the facility they've been leasing the Harlem line the Hudson line stations for like centuries. Actually, it's a two hundred and eighty year lease Curtis, and they say that this will help them to develop the lines the Hudson line and the Harlem line, the one thing I was surprised about Curtis. When I first saw this is that they bought it as you said for thirty five million. You're looking at grants were just sort of as as someone who looks again, I love the architecture of Grand Central. I think it's beautiful. I think it's I feel safer there. Because there are a lot of cops and other things too as a woman. But my thought was thirty five million dollars for that big location on the surface. It sounds like at not I understand thirty five million dollars is a lot of money, but for such a huge location, and you put it in perspective with Amazon and all the other monies that we're hearing it's a pretty good deal. Yeah. But what are you gonna do with it? Because it's a landmark status building you can't touch anything on that building. So you can outsource the running of the restaurants in the little Chachi shops and hope you make money like they claim they like to make money in Penn station, but they're losing money. So you say to yourself do we really want government running Grand Central station? Or would it be better off if a private entity ran or a private entity took care of all the stations along the Harlem line or the Hudson line had a contract with the government to serve them and take care of them. Because in my mind is like if you don't have enough money to run the subways. The buses in the Long Island railroad and the one line that gives you relatively good service the Harlem line and the Hudson line, you know, you get the red trains, go to Connecticut they invested. They didn't invest whereas new did invest, so it seems in New York trains. You're embedded shaped tend to Connecticut trains because every time I've taken a metro north up to Connecticut and you have to use the facilities. It's like the blue lagoon. Oh, yeah. I was gonna say you definitely don't want to use. And also after hours even though during rush hour. You know, you see lots of people in suits. You see, you know, well-dressed after hours, and there are some pretty scary. Go into the they put in these little porta into trains, you go on the New York side of metro north no problems. You take the Connecticut trains, which read, and it'll take you up to New Haven and other parts, you're Fourche. And then all of a sudden you look underneath the door. And it's like a blue lagoon. It's dripping right on. All the times I've been on the trains Curtis. I don't think I've ever I'd rather be blue in the face. Actually. Thank God about. Coming right down the line. And then everyone the rest of the way they gotta have their feet in the air. They can put the feet on the ground. Anyway, you think it's worth spending thirty five million dollars for the MTA the money taking agency to purchase Grand Central terminal and ruin that and ruin all the all the train service stations along that line one eight hundred eight four eight WABC that's one eight hundred eight four eight nine two two two and the other untold story because we're gonna be talking about all the subsidies. We are giving the world's richest man Jeff Bezos, and Amazon what are the richest companies three billion dollars in welfare to set up in Long Island city is years ago. You remember when it was Senate Alphonse D'amoto? Absolutely. He convinced the federal government to stay government to kick in monies to build what they call the Grand Central terminal link because people like our own Brian Mongolia, which was so insisted that they were tired of just. Taking the Long Island railroad from parts unknown out in Long Island to Penn station down below us. And I get it. It's a third world station down there. So they say can't we have an extension that takes us to the east side of Manhattan. So that we can actually take the train to Grand Central Amtrak and Jack has service from Grand Central. It. Also has service from Penn station, so Alphonse Allie boy D'amoto the US Senator at the time. Basically bamboozled the government. He give billions of dollars to this project. Twenty one billion dollars. Right. Was the total overall cost. It's now a billion dollars over budget. They promise it'll be finished in twenty twenty two. You know, Ma quantum is going to be a month of Sundays. They have no show jobs have unions, negotiate contracts with the subcontractors, and then they bring it to the MTA, and they say, this is our deal. Well, that's what always happens. It always gets ballooned, but I will say in the case of Grand Central terminal Curtis that it is. It's a I actually think it's they've done a good job refurbishing it. I remember, you know, years ago, you didn't really want to be there. Now, it's even with the holidays. They have that little holiday market where they have all the little who who. It wasn't the MTA. It wasn't. It was a private company. And and that's I agree with you. But I do think if they claim their reason that they say they took it over was that they can have more control that they can do more development issues. But I agree with you so far don't fix don't try to fix. What's broken? Right. We really want the governments have more control. No of this iconic statuesque building Grand Central terminal. And you know, the difference is I don't know if a lot of our listeners will like me in the sixties youngster. They used to be the original Penn station downstairs which had these eagles. These quarries eagles. The grace like the top edge is a Penn station and they used to fill movies. They're like, they didn't grant central and I would say Grand Central was always my favorite train station train buff. But the old Penn station was magnificent. And then they decided they were going to take a wrecking ball to it wasn't landmark status is no such thing. And this is when John Lindsay was mayor. He was the Bill de Blasio of his time. He ruined the shitty, and they took a wrecking ball, and they destroy this magnificent edifice in order to build this thinking Madison Square Garden of which were attached to where we're. Broadcasting from the page. No property tax Jimmy Dolan to annual Cuomo ought to the city, and after that, that's when landmark status came about. Because people throughout the city said how could they have destroyed such a gorgeous train station in edifice that was that was sort of symbolic of New York like Grand Central terminal and Penn station. And now look at it in station. I'm glad that they are keeping it at least for Grand Central. I am glad that they are keeping the landmark status because I do actually think even though it makes it very difficult for building as you talk about in for advancing. But I also think it is such a beautiful structure. And there's something to be said when you walk into a terminal that's a transport terminal where you can actually like go. I mean, I've had some great dinners there. You know, I I've met friends for drinks, you always kind of neat at that tower there as you talk the clock right there in the very. Now the accompanied by homeless people. Ready enough? I already see enough of them here. Sitting at food court, and they do have a lot of nice vendors down there in the food court. What you're sitting there. And there are I mean, dozens of homeless people and people clearly who have psychiatric problems, and you just don't want to eat you food there. And they don't mind it because they know you can walk away. You're gonna leave you Trey. And then they have some good gourmet food to eat that you got overpriced. Right. Because you know, they they charge. You prices are through the roof, but that takes away from that whole experience, but I like the market you're right because the the food court is sort of a whole different world from the regular. The under belly. It's like the two there's the tale of two cities right there, but the market areas, actually, really nice. It's kind of like a whole foods if I'm going to Grand Central terminal meeting visiting guardian angels this shadow a twelve noon right near the clock reminisce with all of you. And I'll take you on a tour. Oh, go ahead. If you actually show up I'll show you underneath a Waldorf historian. There's a gold door. Yes. And by the way, I have not been there. But I have heard about that. There's some cool little. It's seven levels down seven levels down there all the steam pipes to keep all the buildings in midtown. Warm and with hot water, and it's where FDR Roosevelt used to have a secret entry into Grand Central because. Yes, he had polio. And didn't want anyone to know. And so they would lower from the Waldorf Astoria with the president used to stay writing to a special presidential train. They would even lower his car in there. And boy if you've ever had an opportunity to be down there like me because it's a no go area. I think they call a track sixty one. Yes. Yes. I am. Actually, I have been to that scene. Amazing. Absolutely amazing. They also have Kurdish two they also have there's some very kind of high end locations where they do private parties to on the flip side that are up where there some secret doors that actually lead to sort of private rooms where they have some sort of fancy schmancy overlook like like Ted Cruz when he did some event or a couple like number of folks when they were doing some very soda, she private events, even during some of the campaign, some of the candidates did it, and you would never know you go buy these. Doors and one of them like you said goes down to that secret area where I've been and then one goes to another sort of the other end of the world, you know, high up well, the red Chinese now have access to platform sixty one because they own the wall. Lock stock and barrel. Anyway, let's go to Jack in Long Island. Welcome to Kurdish Rita. Cosby here. WABC Jack, Jack. Listen. Well, yeah, you're talking about the homeless, of course, those credence. What about the the rat? I'm not talking about the Whitey Sammy Proventil Iraq Kurdish member they were running all over the food after hours. Oh, yeah. After hours. I think it would start the donuts. I don't want name name Dunkin donuts. Aw. The vendors some of the finer restaurants because they've had a rat problem. I actually suggested Jack to the people who do maintenance it's it's an outsource company that they actually put some cats in Grand Central station and guarantee they had some catch home around. I wouldn't want that would eliminate picks the rats, but I don't think it makes for a really attractive eating experience a cat chasing a rat between having a little a little sushi. The rats will smell the cat, and they won't come out. But without a cat. They're not afraid to you read. It you're not afraid of me. In fact, it'll be doing the Harlem shuffle. They'll be doing the crypt dance in the middle of Grand Central station. Don't think that.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on Masters in Business
"How did the concept of these pop up temporary holiday fares come about? Well, I came back from London and I was I was used to going to these Chris kindles markets and which are throughout Europe, and we didn't really have a strong tradition of those in the states. This was gosh, I don't know in ninety late nineties. So. Oh, I, I approached Grand Central terminal and they just renovated the main waiting room. That's going back a lot of years. And it said, well, it may not work but give it a shot. So you wasn't like years of haggling. Negotiating? It was just you have the empty space. I'd like to use it for holiday fare, it'll generate revenue for for the station. How does that sound? And that? Okay. Sure. Attest at first you know, later on those a lot more negotiating, you're aware that that is not the usual way stuff gets done in in New York City. Well, you know there there weren't a lot of great users of public spaces back in the nineties there. We're a lot of as many concepts as lot. Margaret concept is a lot more great street food today. There wasn't back then. So people were looking for things like this and Grand Central station was was at full. The renovation finished, not that long ago, less than ten years ago, the full foreign invasion, the the main, the main part of that. This was just the south waiting room is that is the waiting room. And then we moved it shortly thereafter to an outdoor situation at union square. So that was a little bit larger. And so when I lived on Lexington avenue, we would have a street fair every year and it was very quickly became boring and repetitive. It was the same junk tube socks and just regular commercial stuff. Why have the street fairs failed where your holiday fares seemed to be very successful and thrive every year..
"grand central terminal" Discussed on 600 WREC
"This, Wednesday ever, wonder what, seemingly really busy people are doing on their phones when they're walking somewhere Wall Street Journal columnist and cadet wondered if What the, story was, here, with New Yorkers so she stopped dozens of them who were glued to. Their phones as they pass to the forty second street passage of Grand Central terminal a busy thoroughfare connecting the station's main concourse with five subway, lines and set this up We all see more and more people walking down the street or to, the subway, station, or through vans control and they're you know they're typing on their phones I'm like what are they doing like what's important. That they can stop so I asked one hundred. People going through Grand, Central to tell me what they were doing, when even though they have are pretty busy most people did tell me what they were doing a lot of them I think because they were going. Through this they we're looking for directions which, makes a lot of sense in my favorite was the guy who was looking on Google maps for the. Subway infants and because he was buried in the Tony didn't realize, that he was right next to the subway and got a lot of that, kind of thing and then the lot of people who were doing something for work a lot of people are checking their, Email or texting their boss or clients and they told me they really didn't feel like they could afford to a minute go by without responding to their manager their clients from, now about, a third, of the people about what's A, lot of people are just doing nonsense a lot of people were playing games like candy Katcher Pokemon go. On my medica- I who was trying to finish a cross mortgages, locking all kinds of things that you just really need to be doing whether, winding down Grand Central a lot timing their friends and I was really impressed by all the people who were able to, talk on the phone and the different friend at the same time I thought that was kind of remarkable, multitasking achievement and I saw one lady. Who was texting to different people on her phones at. The same time but I couldn't get her. To stop and talk to me because he was, so busy oh my goodness so. It didn't appear that anybody was in in any, kind of situation where they needed to dial nine one one emergencies happening, here no nothing in fact, most of the, people who, stopped talking me really laughed at themselves instead they realized that it wasn't that urgent that was kind of a habit that they had developed We do kind of sympathize with the, people who feel like you, know someone at home or the boss, wants immediate response but there was never really a good. Reason that you couldn't pull over to, the side of, the hallway and take thirty seconds to type the. Response what I thought was interesting is the number of people told me that he just didn't feel, stimulating a more by just walking down the corridor walking down the streets that they needed. Something, kind of. Extra to make the journey more fun for them and Wall Street Journal columnist and cadet by the way one man who reacted with? Good, natured. Self mockery, told an quote if I don't respond to this Email I don't know, how many people may die thirty minutes. Now after the hour on This Morning America's first news Traffic coming from the wolf chase Toyota studio.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"So here's a little mike pesca fun fact every time i go through grand central station or grand central terminal has its properly called with a friend or loved one i will turn to my associate and say it's like grand central station in here i can't help myself it's just something that i do similarly if you ever find me in a sauna and you probably won't and i am familiar enough with you that will turn to you and i will say it's like grand central station in here now i will say it's like a sauna in here which brings us to is that bullshit no not my jokes they are pretty terrible but what about saunas do they work yeah they're hot but wonder the real demonstrable benefits so joining us is maria kinda cova she is author of the biggest bluff she is going to enter the hot box of inquiry that is the worldfamous gist is that bullshit segment hello hello maria welcome to our sauna hey mike let's sprinkle some water in that hot rock could we get a sizzling affect here can we just start this segment off with a statistic that i found absolutely mind boggling so do you know what the population of finland is expect you to but i don't know i'm going to say i'm just gonna guess it's around five million very good five and a half million and now guess how many saunas there are in finland wow i i love when people ask me to do this a lot of people don't like the guessing game guessing but i love so i know how to do this i'm going to give our listeners a tip so you know it's probably a high number she surprised you don't want to get it right you want to set up the excitement so you said five million finns i'm going to guess i don't know two hundred fifty thousand saunas nope are you saying it's more than that you did so many saunas there in finland so there are about one million wow thought wow one son your every five point five people and you know that there are like twelve or fifteen thousand finns who just don't like saunas or can't so there's probably some guy who has three or four on us can you imagine in it like i just i couldn't saw that i was just completely floored yeah yeah it's like artisanal manny's joints in green point that kind of ratio exactly exactly so the finns may claims about saunas that so some of the claims that have been made they range from cardiovascular effects so they help your cardiovascular fitness to the most recent study that he did was on strokes reducing the risk of stroke but then there have been claims that have gone to it helps diabetes it helps dementia in hopes cancer these are all actual claims every claim made by the finns about saunas and so these are some of the clay names that have been made about saunas there's there's one researcher in particular jerry lockin lockin lockin from the university of eastern finland eastern finland eastern finland yes who has worked a lot with data on saunas specifically he's been working with this huge cohort of men that's two thousand three hundred fifteen yes shirtless man it's the quo pio i probably this pronouncing everything because i don't speak finnish quo pio ischemic heart disease risk factor study and this is twenty three hundred and fifteen men who've been followed from nineteen eightyfour okay and so the stocked almost absolutely so so this researcher has broken in lucan he has used that cohort to study some of the effects of saunas observational and he's also done some experimental work most of the claims that we see about the health benefits of saunas come out of his work one way or another so he's been doing this for while underwritten by saunas or is the you know i actually i couldn't find any sauce on a sponsorship but you know what if there are one million saunas in finland i'm getting i'm guessing that everyone's tied to asana somehow what location has observed was that in these men observational early it does seem that the people who went to the saunas more often during the week by the way the people who went less often went one to two times in that's the control group is so the ones who went more often seem to.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Of hon homes dale it wanes county pennsylvania as well it was a very busy day tuesday new york's governor declared a state of emergency for a handful of counties there they've put out some members of the national guard to assist in their recovery operations which obviously they spent much of the day tuesday as of wednesday night so here just a handful of hours ago the numbers stating still nearly three hundred thousand customers are without power there in the northeast parts of new york connecticut pennsylvania and new jersey connecticut governor said it could be days before the power is restored to everyone in that state and we also had some travel delays reported several suspensions at new york's grand central terminal damage to train tracks from severe weather closed the the marks brunswick line service that's in maryland to that that one is going to reopen sometime today thursday they tell us earlier in the day upstate new york you were hit with thunderstorms baseball size hail in some cases the rains are more more is in the forecast again the biggest threat for flooding is going to be from verge jinya to southern new jersey where four to eight inches of rain could fall they tell us with some localized heavier amounts again much of the east is going to see rain over the next three days moisture from.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on 710 WOR
"On the utility lines i'm scott pringle for seven ten double d or making for a messy commute in new york city but it was nothing compared to yesterday w o r s james flippin spoke with some of the writers this evening at grand central terminal force winds ripped down trees in the hudson valley blocking and damaging tracks knocking metro north out of service it was packed in here and you could barely move all very inconvenient for westchester native ralph but he's keeping it in perspective i know people that have been injured in hurricanes for by trees falling on their houses and anything it's always like at the top of your mind when something like this happens at least five people did die as a result of the severe weather it's been confirmed three tornados touched down as well and the time in new york city just a day later trains on or close to schedule at grand central james flippin for seven ten w o awesome metro north trains are still experiencing delays at this hour a tree actually went down near the crestwood station tonight now the harlem line is seeing scattered residual delays of up to twenty minutes that is down from ninety minutes earlier new report says new jersey transit is far off track for meeting a federal deadline and installing automated speed control on its tracks according to the federal railroad administration report just seventeen of eleven hundred employees have been trained and none of the three hundred twenty six miles of tracks has been a with positive train control in contrast the path system is about eighty six percent complete if ptc is not in place by the year end deadline nj transit trains could be banned from running on amtrak tracks a racist rant insider manhattan cafe is sparking some outrage on social media a man buying lunch at fresh kitchen on madison avenue threatens to call immigration officials because he says workers are speaking spanish and not english in the video which has been viewed more than one million times the cafe's manager tries to calm down the male customer mayor de blasio even tweeted he said the eight point six million people who call new york city home speak more than two hundred languages they're all new.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Like j p morgan are all making a phenomenal uh amounts of money by supplying the ally is that is england france france's artist russia in their fight against germany and austria hungary in in europe and it so happens that black tom on the jersey waterfront is the central place were all of these munitions uh provision uh armaments supplies are coming in uh by rail from across the country all converging in jersey city across from lower manhattan where then put out onto ships to take them to europe so the germans are trying to impede this flow of uh of of uh deathdealing merchandise uh to their enemies in europe and at the time the conclusion of the investigation this is contemporary investigation that it was an accident ran they fast i several a wachsman and other mayor yes it isn't until nineteen thirty nine that a commission says the account the germans are are are punished by saying you have to pay twenty one million but by that time germany's in the hands of mass murdering dictator hitler and the the the crime is never resolved says successfully at the civil bar one more detail september third 1918 you right at grand central terminal which at this point is one hundred years old but at that point it was a brand new building all of a sudden the police show up and they stop every man between the ages of twenty one and thirty one what are they want well they're looking for people for man draft registration card they want to make sure that you have actually shown up when you're number came out few register for the draft and this is known as the slacker raid it was an attempt to catch out any man within the draft eligiblity ages who add become what we are known as black hers they hadn't shown off day they were draftdodgers essentially and what ended up happening over the course of two or three days is that not only grand central but it remained restaurants uh kyrie terminals other train stations even theaters uh agents of the federal government uh basically stopped and in a sense uh threat uh or interrogated uh all man.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on Hot Talk 1080 KOAN
"Macy's temples in grand central terminal five hundred kilos of tnt or to be set off in them the date was going to be the day after fang wchs giving of 1962 the day of the macy's they pray macy's myself is fifty thousand shoppers on that one day where did so back in 1962 struggle was fpr had infiltrated the plot they rounded up the plotters and so he was checking lara planning to bore manhattan itit's terrorist plots new york city would have not stopped it would need nine eleven seconds worst terrorist attack on the united states cheese image has been sold on products by companies including taco bell gap urban outfitters vans and louisa tom but the most widespread of all is the humbled tshirt worn by the likes of prince harry madonna carlos santana the band rage against the machine sean death mcc who wraps i'm like she borrow blaming on tape with gone the tv shows south park in the simpson's have both lampoon she tshirt wears here's the south park episode for ten year old kyle starts wearing a cheat tshirt in a tens of music festival after trying to sell magazines to a group of change lobbying hippies oh wow you guys doing that don't even though you're doing to the world what do you move hugueney ended the corporate game she the corporations are tried to turn you into little lignins so that they can make money the corporations for corporations when the entire world and now they food you into working for them are you serious heard that we suspense our first semester a college professors opened our eyes the government is using its corporate ties to make you so magazine so they can get rich well let me just hang with us for a bit we'll fill you went on everything you haven't been told me wow this bandages soon crunchy dude i need more we'd like themes like we have enough people now windy we start taking out the corporation the the corporation's right now they're raping the wolf for mobility footwear at it like again right now we're proving will be corporations we don't need money just will be covered clubbing where who inches helps you could yet live one guy who died nature it it one guy who like looks opera other people's safety.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"So we have this dopey article in the new york post which is just absolutely absurd we have people actually being willing to be quoted saying mistletoe is controversial and then in yesterday's new york post another headline mistletoe at grand central terminal kissed goodbye a day after getting their chestnuts roasted over a pr fire an organization removed the display of holiday mistletoe around grand central terminal that many women for encouraged strangers to grab and kissed them now this is really dishonest journalism did many women really think that i suspect not i suspect the handful of women that were cherry picked in the new york post initial story fit the narrative that the new york post sought to right i don't think many women actually think mistletoe at grand central terminal encourage men encourage strangers as new york post puts it to grab them barbara schwartz of the new york post excuse me of the bronx quoted in yesterday's new york post saying quote having the mistletoe up might give people ideas guys eat this is out of control my hope is that eighty years from now we view this the way that we viewed what was happening during world war one you mitterand during world war one i mean not none of you were alive at the time but during world war one we were all while raw america and poohpoohing anything german so they would change the names of anything german sauerkraut became liberty cabbage um at german potato salad became something else streets that had you know that had german names were renamed there was all sorts.
"grand central terminal" Discussed on The Peggy Smedley Show
"You know like new york's grand central terminal the ability to track first responders locations with accuracy can improve situational awareness command effectiveness and safety for first responders so a solution like this is really important for response missions that take place in dense urban environments underground or anywhere else fate you need eyes on a situation and there's no room for error ripe so what i really like about what they did in new york is that not only did they have they evaluated a bunch of technologies but they also provided feedback to the tech providers about how they can improve their solutions so the conversation between tech providers in first response organizations is so important in taking first responders are kind of tact to the next level so if you think about it as with any business or entity first response organisations need iot solutions to integrate seamlessly into their workflow and if the data dozen enhance operations and decisionmaking it's have little to no use that's where i think we should all agree and that's why we need to find the right tools we need to test them in contacts and we need to to get it right and that's what we're talking about so if we do these technology can save i think critical minutes and even seconds and potentially reducing injuries and most of all saving lives so realtime data should be at the centre i think of every decision first responders make when these incidents curse and i think that's really what we're talking about so the incident response exercise in new york i think provided a valuable evaluation platform for both existing and emergency technologies from 3 d visualization i think.