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Some cool radio station images:

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Image by NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan
Afghan Uniformed Police 303rd Regional Northern Zone Commander, Lt. Gen. Baba Jan, speaks to members of the press after officially opening a new police radio station here, Feb. 15. The citizens of Balkh province can now listen to news and important messages from the police on the FM dial. International Security Assistance Force Regional Command North supports Afghan National Security Forces in close coordination and collaboration in providing security and disrupting insurgent activities in order to protect the Afghan population. (Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Wolff, RC-North Public Affairs/RELEASED)

Supporters, reporters, etc

Image by Marc Love
I went down to City Hall on my lunch break on the first official full day that gay & lesbian couples could get married in California and took photos of various weddings taking place throughout the building.

City Hall set up designated ceremony locations all over the place in the upstairs part of the building. After a couple was officially married, they’d walk down the grand staircase together and everyone who was there would cheer and clap for them.

Many of these couples had flown in last minute from states all over the country to finally make official the committed relationships that they’ve been in for years and decades.

Outside City Hall were supporters with large signs delivering messages of love and support. Other people brought bouquets of flowers to give to each couple as they left the building. And several radio stations setup remote broadcasting booths there in front of City Hall. In particular, Energy 92.7 FM (the local dance station) brought cake and champagne to hand out to all the people celebrating their new lives together. There was not a single protestor.

It was really a touching event.

NYC – Brooklyn: Brooklyn Navy Yard

Image by wallyg
The Brooklyn Navy Yard, also known as the New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), is located in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the East River. The waterfront site was used to build merchant vessels following the American Revolution. Federal authorities purchased the old docks and 40 acres of land in 1801, and it became an active US Navy shipyard in 1906. By the American Civil War, the yard had expanded to employ about 6000 men. In 1890, the ill-fated Maine was launched from the Yard’s ways.

On the eve of World War II, the yard contained more than five miles of paved streets, four drydocks, two steel shipways, and six pontoons and cylindrical floats for salvage work, barracks for marines, a power plant, a large radio station, and a railroad spur, as well as the expected foundries, machine shops, and warehouses. In 1937 the battleship North Carolina was laid down. The battleship Iowa was completed in 1942 followed by the USS Missouri (BB-63) and then in 1952, Antietam. At its peak, during World War II, the yard employed 70,000 people, 24 hours a day.

The Navy decommissioned the yard in 1966 and sold it to the City of New York. A few decades later, it became an area of private manufacturing and commercial activity. It now has over 200 tenants with more than 3,500 employees, and is managed and operated by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation for the City of New York

Open House New York weekend, America’s largest architect and design event, opens doors throughout New York City each October. The 8th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend will be held October 9 & 10, 2010. openhousenewyork (OHNY) is a non-profit cultural organization founded in 2001 in New York City, to promote awareness and appreciation of New York’s architecture, design and cultural heritage through year-round, educational programs. Through direct experiences and dialogue with architects, designers, planners, and scholars, OHNY opens doors for the public to discover cutting-edge new work, restoration of city landmarks, construction of infrastructure and engineering works and neighborhood planning efforts.

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