A few nice best picture of new york city images I found:
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Worth Monument designed by James G. Batterson
Honoring General William Jenkins Worth (1794–1849), and dating to 1857, this site is the second oldest major monument in the parks of New York City.
Worth was born on March 1, 1794 in the hamlet of Hudson, New York. His parents were Quakers, and his father, Thomas, was a seaman and “one of the original proprietors of Hudson.” After a common school education Worth worked briefly at a store in Hudson before moving to Albany to pursue a mercantile career. With the outbreak of the War of 1812 he enlisted in the army and was appointed first lieutenant, 23d Infantry on March 19, 1813.
During the war he was an aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott and at the battle of Lundy’s Lane was wounded so severely that he almost died. He was made a captain for his valor at Chippewa, and awarded the rank of major for his deeds at Niagara. After the war, though not a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Worth served as its fourth commandant of cadets at West Point.
For ten years of military service Worth was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in 1824 and became colonel of the Eighth Infantry in 1838, during the Seminole Wars. For his gallantry in these military engagements he was appointed brigadier-general by President James Knox Polk (1795-1849). Though a victorious commander in Florida, Worth urged that the Seminoles be allowed to live in peace, and maintain certain territorial rights.
Worth was also active in the Mexican-American War (1846-48), taking.part in all of the engagements from Vera Cruz to Mexico City. He was given his highest rank–major-general–in 1846, and assumed the governorship of Puebla. Following the war Worth commanded the army’s Department of Texas and while there died of cholera on May 17, 1849.
Throughout his life Worth was a respected military tactician, and his writings have been required reading for generations of cadets at West Point. The recipient of a Congressional Sword of Honor, the frontier post he manned became the metropolis of Fort Worth, Texas. Lake Worth, Florida, and Worth Street in Manhattan are also named in his honor. After Worth’s death, his body was temporarily interred at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, before being buried on Evacuation Day, November 25, 1857, at the monument’s location at the intersection of Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and 25th Street. The burial followed an elaborate processional, which included 6,500 soldiers. A relic box was placed in the cornerstone, and Mayor Fernando Wood delivered the principal oration.
The Worth Monument was designed by James Goodwin Batterson, who founded Travelers Insurance Company, and was also involved in the design and construction of the United States Capitol and Library of Congress in Washington, D. C., as well as the New York State Capitol in Albany. The monument consists of a central, 51 foot-high obelisk of Quincy granite with decorative bands inscribed with battle sites significant in Worth’s career. On the front is attached a bronze equestrian relief of Worth, a decorative shield and ornament. On the back is a large bronze dedicatory plaque. Four corner granite piers (which once held decorative lampposts) support an elaborate ornamental cast-iron fence whose pickets are replicas of Worth’s Congressional Sword of Honor and which has an oak swag motif. The north side fence was removed around 1940 to accommodate an above ground utility shed which services the water supply system pipes beneath the monument.
In 1941 the City restored the monument. In 1995, the monument again underwent an extensive restoration funded mainly by the Paul & Klara Porzelt Foundation and U.S. Navy Commander (Ret.) James A. Woodruff Jr, Worth’s great-great grandson. He and his family have endowed the maintenance of the monument and surrounding planting bed, through the Municipal Art Society’s Adopt-A-Monument Program.
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while i was reading cathy erway‘s blog, i came across a link to another food blog that i have developed a taste for. culinate dot com has articles, recipes, tips, and other fun tidbits. i found a recipe for candied citrus peels, which i thought i would try.
i used orange, grapefruits, and lemons. i found the grapefruit peels turned transparent first, and it took the oranges the longest, even though they didn’t have any more pith than the grapefruit peels.
1. wash the fruit very well to remove dirt and wax. if you’re not using organic fruit, you may want to use soap and rinse very well.
2. peel the fruit and cut the rind into 1/4" strips. if the pith is thick, you may want to remove some of it.
3. place the strips in a large pot and cover with cold water and bring to a boil. after the rinds boil for a few minutes, drain the peels in a large colander. repeat this step twice.
4. boil 6 cups of sugar in 8 cups of water to dissolve the sugar. once the sugar is completely dissolved, reduce the heat and add the peels. simmer until the peels are translucent.
5. scoop the peels out and place them on a wire rack over a cookie sheet (to catch the syrup) and allow to cool
6. roll candied peels in sugar and allow to dry overnight.
Image by TimWebb
The British Royal Navy ocean survey vessel HMS Scott (H131), sails pass the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, headed for a Manhattan pier to participate in the 19th Annual Fleet Week New York City. Fleet Week has been sponsored by New York City since 1984 in celebration of the United States sea service. The annual event also provides an opportunity for citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, and Marines, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today’s Navy and Marine Corps team. Fleet week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays, including public tours of many of the participating ships.
U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Second Class David P. Coleman (RELEASED).
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