New York City, Chock Full of National Monuments and Landmarks

New York has no national monuments or icons, according to the Department of Homeland Security form obtained by ABC News. That was a key factor used to determine that New York City should have its anti-terror funds slashed by 40 percent–from $207.5 million in 2005 to $124.4 million in 2006.

Just for the record:

National Monuments within New York City:

African Burial Ground National Monument
Castle Clinton National Monument
Ellis Island National Monument (jointly with New Jersey)
Governors Island National Monument
Statue of Liberty National Monument

National Historic Landmarks within New York City:

  • 69th Regiment Armory
  • African Burial Ground 
  • American Stock Exchange 
  • Andrew Carnegie Mansion
  • Bartow-Pell Mansion 
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Carnegie Hall 
  • Central Park 
  • Central Synagogue
  • Chester A. Arthur House 
  • Chrysler Building 
  • Church of the Ascension (Episcopal)
  • City Hall
  • Conference House 
  • Cooper Union 
  • Duke Ellington Residence
  • Eldridge street synagogue 
  • Empire State Building
  • Flatiron Building 
  • Governors Island 
  • Grand Central Terminal 
  • Hamilton Fish House 
  • Holland Tunnel
  • Louis Armstrong House 
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Merchants House Museum
  • New York Botanical Garden 
  • New York Cotton Exchange 
  • New York Public Library
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Paul Robeson Residence 
  • Pupin Physics Laboratory, Columbia University
  • Rhinelander Mansion
  • Rockefeller Center 
  • Soho Cast Iron Historic District 
  • Surrogate’s Court
  • Tenement Building at 97 Orchard Street
  • Union Square
  • United Charities Building 
  • Woolworth Building
  • (gacked from Wikipedia)

    Have I mentioned recently how much I resent being ruled by morons?



    Poor Athena. We signed her up for baseball some time ago, but thanks to the weather the season has been a total bust: They managed to play three games (which they won, so that’s nice), but four others have been rained out (including today’s game) and one was cancelled due to bad scheduling on the part of someone — her team’s opponent was scheduled for two games at the same time. There’s no one to blame for most of this — no one could have known that the last May (and the first day of June) would be as wet as they have been around here — but it’s still a bummer. All the games are scheduled for around 6pm, which is apparently the perfect time to have a thunderstorm. We’re well into the season; hopefully at the end of it they’ll have played more games than they’ve had cancelled on them.


    Late Appearing Con Crud

    When you sleep until 10:30 and wake up feeling like crap a few days after going to a science fiction convention, that’s so very much not a good sign. Late-attacking con crud is the worst kind. See, this is the dark side of going to conventions: they’re like kindergartens for grown-up geeks, in terms of swapping communicable diseases. Pretty sure I got sideswiped and whatever it is I got has gotten done incubating and is ready to say hello.

    I don’t need this; I have to be in Chicago tomorrow for my 15th year college reunion. Let’s hope it’s just about waking up feeling crappy. Like hangover, three days late, for a guy who doesn’t drink. Yeah.

    Wisconites (and others who went to conventions this last weekend): How you feeling?

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