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Did You Know? from MetroBlogging

MB_didyouknow-thumb.jpgEver notice those 5-foot tall compressed nitrogen tanks on the streets around the city? With all of the crazy stuff going on in the world these days, and with New York a perennial target of people who want to do us harm, the sight of an oblong, shiny metal cannister will always produce concern among the citizenry. But, though ominous-looking, the are actually quite necessary.

The various utility companies place these tanks above ground and run lines down into the infrastructure for a number of reasons. The most common use is to pressurize pipes, lines, and wires. Below NYC is a maze of water, sewage, heat, cold, and other elements, and pressurizing these delivery systems helps to keep the lines safe from the elements.

New York New Year Resolutions: Part 3, Purge


For the new year, I’ve resolved to learn a whole lot and to splurge a little. Now it’s time to Purge myself of excess baggage, physical and otherwise, starting with. . .

New York New Year Resolutions: Part 2, Splurge


It’s the second day of new year and the second part of this mini-series.

Now that I’ve resolved to learn about medieval art, contemporary scultpure, nature, public speaking, and hiphop dancing, I think it’s only right that I to resolve to treat myself occasionally, and Splurge. . .

New York New Year Resolutions: Part 1, Learn


Happy 2007, everyone! Now that the holidays and partying are over, it’s time for those new year resolutions.

Usually I don’t believe in these January 1 promises – why wait till a certain time to make changes in your life – but I do like goals I can check off one by one, and the ones I came up with happen to fall into these three categories which, gee, happen to rhyme: Learn, Splurge, and Purge.

First up, Learn. . .

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