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"RKO Bushwick Theater in Brooklyn, New York City. Brooklyn Remains One of America’s Best Surviving Examples of a 19th Century City. Some of the Best American Architecture Survives in Her "Worst" Neighborhoods, Only Because It Hasn’t Been Demolished. This Project Shows the Inner City Environment of Buildings and People. Most of All, the Environment Is Human Beings, as Beautiful and Threatened as the Buildings in Their Environment" - US National Archives

AH HA! Here it is! Here it is! I’ve been looking for you for MONTHS, RKO Bushwick!!!!! OMG this made my Friday. 

Ain’t the internet great?

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Anonymous asked: Are u white because if so that's why ur devil ass wasn't welcome?

Thank you for reading?

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libraryoftheancients:

openinkstand:

Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.
From National Geographic.

#this will forever be the funniest thing to me #that poor scribe just #GOD DAMN IT CAT #CANST THOU NOT SEE I AM AT WORK #ge-GET OFF YE BEAST #THOU HAST RUINED IT #NO THOU DOST NOT RECIEVE SCRATCHIES
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This is why they threw the tabbies off the boat so they then took over North America. And my heart.

libraryoftheancients:

openinkstand:

Inky paw prints presumably left by a curious kitty on a 15th century manuscript.

From National Geographic.

#this will forever be the funniest thing to me #that poor scribe just #GOD DAMN IT CAT #CANST THOU NOT SEE I AM AT WORK #ge-GET OFF YE BEAST #THOU HAST RUINED IT #NO THOU DOST NOT RECIEVE SCRATCHIES

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This is why they threw the tabbies off the boat so they then took over North America. And my heart.

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Anonymous asked: Hi, Lib, I lived In the rectory of st. mark's Lutheran church at 30 jefferson St in Bushwick from 1971-76 when I was a little girl. My dad was the pastor and principal of the school then. the coolest place to live (if not kid friendly...I almost fell out of a third story window). A ghost named Oscar lived in the rectory... I "met" him once. Have you ever come across anyone else who lived there? My best friend at the time was christa mcconnell. She lived on troutman st. Lost touch, sadly.

Holy smokes, that’s awesome! You’re the first person that I’ve heard from who lived in the church (Oscar is the second). Thanks so much for reading/writing in - I hope I did the church justice.

And pretty please, I would love to hear more about Oscar.

- Lib

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micropolisnyc:

Evelyn McHale in death, aka “The Most Beautiful Suicide” after leaping from the Empire State Building in 1947. The 24 year old left behind a note, saying her fiance Barry Rhodes would be better off without her. 
“I don’t think I would make a good wife for anyone…. Tell my father, I have too many of my mother’s tendencies.”
She wore her pearls and white gloves.
More here.
historicaltimes:

Evelyn McHale’s suicide. She jumped off the Empire State Building crushing a limousine below. 1947.

micropolisnyc:

Evelyn McHale in death, aka “The Most Beautiful Suicide” after leaping from the Empire State Building in 1947. The 24 year old left behind a note, saying her fiance Barry Rhodes would be better off without her. 

“I don’t think I would make a good wife for anyone…. Tell my father, I have too many of my mother’s tendencies.”

She wore her pearls and white gloves.

More here.

historicaltimes:

Evelyn McHale’s suicide. She jumped off the Empire State Building crushing a limousine below. 1947.