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“There aren’t a lot of people out,” he said. “You can just go down, find a good booth, carry it out, latch it in. It takes seconds. And then just fill it up with books and let’s wait and see what happens.”
Following from the dispiriting failures of 001 , 002 proved to be more successful, and not only because of it’s pumpkin orange color, but because it wasn’t cleared of books within 6 hours and the empty shelves themselves weren’t removed after 10 days. I attribute this mostly to an adjustment of tactics and location. Every block has its own subtleties and micro-urban climates, one block is boarded up with for “rent signs” while the next is a thriving pocket of activities and street-level engagement. By moving to a location 8 blocks further south, 002 was placed nearer to a major thoroughfare – 96th street – and received a more steady stream of mixed pedestrian traffic leaving the express train stop on Broadway and by virtue of being closer to street level retail (a large CVS), educational (a school and church) as well as the residential apartments along 97th street. 001 just didn’t get enough foot traffic and frankly felt deserted.
New York, August 19, 2010 -Titan has announced that it has agreed to acquire 1,900 payphones at 1,300 phone kiosk locations in New York City from Verizon. This latest transaction will triple the Company’s inventory of New York Phone Kiosk media to over 5,000 advertising faces. This purchase follows a prior acquisition of 652 payphones at 462 Phone Kiosks locations from Verizon in 2009 and will complete the sale of Verizon’s entire New York City Phone Kiosk advertising inventory to Titan. With this acquisition, Titan will own the largest inventory of advertising Phone Kiosks in the five boroughs, enhancing its already strong presence in Manhattan.Titan will become the City of New York’s largest public pay telephone franchisee. Telephone Kiosk advertising revenues proved resilient during the advertising downturn of 2008/9 and the Company is confident of sizeable growth in what remains of 2010 and beyond.
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Meteor Crater, sometimes referred to as Barringer Crater, after Daniel Barringer, the geologist who was first to propose the crater was formed by the impact of meteorite, is located 43 miles east of Flagstaff, Arizona. Although small compared to other impact craters in the solar system with a diameter of around 1.1km, it is a truly breathtaking site to cast your eyes upon. Situated in the middle of the desert, and produced 40,000 years ago by a nickel-iron meteorite travelling from somewhere between 28,000 and 45,000mph, the impact would have been nothing short of spectacular to have witnessed when it occured. Interestingly, at the time of impact, the surrounding Colorado Plateau was experiencing the end of the Pleistocene epoch, which meant the local ecology was covered in mostly grassland, and paraded by mammoths and camels. Today the crater is a tourist attraction that is privately owned by the Barringer family. Visitors are able to touch specimens of the Canyon Diablo Meteorite.
Earth is under constant bombardment by space rocks. When they crash and burn through the atmosphere, most of the debris gets lost to the oceans, while some is buried or gradually weathered away. Nonetheless, plenty of chunks of fallen meteors, or meteorites, are strewn across the accessible parts of the planet. So far, more than 40,000 meteorites have been found and catalogued, and countless more are still out there, waiting to be chanced upon.
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