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Decorative Window Grates
- Relating to decoration
- (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
- Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental
- cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
- An opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle that is fitted with glass or other transparent material in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out
- a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
- A pane of glass filling such an opening
- a transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material
- An opening in a wall or screen through which customers are served in a bank, ticket office, or similar building
- a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
- Rub against something with such a sound
- (grate) a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
- (grate) a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
- (grate) furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"
- Reduce (something, esp. food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater
- Make an unpleasant rasping sound
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369th Regiment Armory
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
The 369th Regiment Armory occupies the eastern half of the block bounded by West 142nd Street and West 143rd Street at 2360 Fifth Avenue, just off the Harlem River Drive. Like other New York City armories built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 369th Regiment Armory is a highly specialized structure built to serve as a training and marshaling center for the National Guard.
The armory consists of two sections, the drill shed and the administration building; these were designed and built in two stages by the firms of Tachau & Vought in 1920-24 and Van Wart & Wein in 1930-33 respectively. The 369th Regiment Armory combines the medieval design forms of earlier armories with contemporary Art Deco elements. It is particularly noted as the home of the "Harlem Hell Fighters," New York's official black regiment, whose efforts in World War I brought military success and well deserved accolades.
New York's Armories
Following the Civil War, an increase in enrollment in the militia and the development of new and heavier military equipment led the State of New York to require by law that each county provide suitable armories for its volunteer regiments. By 1900 New York City held the foremost position in the organized funding and erection of armories through the work of the Armory Board of the City of New York.
Created in 1884 to support statewide public defense efforts, the board acted quickly to improve the city's then-deficient facilities for the training of militia and the storage of arms. Prior to 1884 only one of Manhattan's eight regiments had its own armory headquarters.
Other National Guard units met and drilled in public markets, city arsenals, or rented loft space until funds from armory bonds were appropriated by the new board for the construction of suitable and permanent quarters for each of the city's regiments.
The first armories to appear in Manhattan were modeled stylistically after the medieval fortress-like Seventh Regiment Armory of 1880 located on Park Avenue at 66th-67th Streets. The 69th Regiment Armory, Park Avenue and 25th Street, completed in 1906, was the first to reject the picturesque medieval prototype. Both are designated New York City Landmarks. While post-1906 armories erected in other boroughs and in other cities continued to incorporate medieval references in their designs, the four armories built in Manhattan from 1906 on were all of modern inspiration.
History and Development of Harlem
Harlem, originally called Nieuw Harlem, derives its name from the Dutch city of Haarlem. The village was established by Peter Stuyvesant in 1658, and embraced generally the northern area of Manhattan, above Central Park. From the colonial period, through the 18th century, the region retained its rural cast, supporting farms and estates of some of New York's most illustrious early families, including the Delanceys, Beekmans, Bleekers, Rikers, and Hamiltons.
Harlem suffered a decline in the 1830s when its lush farmland was depleted and many great estates were sold at public auction. The area was sought by those desiring cheap property and housing, including many newly-arrived and destitute immigrants who gathered in scattered shanty-towns.
However, most of the scenic topography was left untouched and the striking vistas and unspoiled country attracted fashionable downtowners on picnics and daytrips, particularly after the 1860s.
It was the advent of new and better forms of transportation, as well as the increasing population of New York which brought about the change in Harlem from a rural village to a fashionable upper- and upper-middle class neighborhood. The New York & Harlem Railroad had run trains from lower Manhattan to Harlem, starting in 1837, but service was poor and the trip long.
As the population of New York swelled in the 1870s residential development continued in a northerly direction. Harlem was annexed to New York in 1873, and by 1881 three lines of elevated railroad reached as far north as 129th Street, precipitating the development of new neighborhoods.
Practically all the residential structures that stand in Harlem today were built in the period beginning in the 1870s through the first decade of the 20th century.
Exclusive homes, such as those on Striver's Row in the St. Nicholas Historic District, helped establish Harlem as a center of fashion and elegance. The area also boasted rows of more modest brownstones, the popular Polo Grounds, and the distinguished Harlem Opera House. Some speculators made tremendous profits by buying and
re-selling land. Prices increased so dramatically that one old-timer complained in 1889, "When I see the prices real estate is now bringing in Harlem, it makes me feel that I was a fool for not making . . . investments years ago when property was so cheap."
The character of Harlem changed considerably during the early years of the 20t
top 10 things learned during ice storm '09
1. Decorative battery powered window candles, still not stored away since Christmas, are very useful scattered about in each room, specially for bathroom visits overnight.
2. Chicken Noodle soup can be heated quite well when set on a campfire grate balanced over a three-wick candle.
3. Quilts and blankets hung over windows and patio doors in double layers provide great insulation to keep the house from falling below 40 degrees during the five days without power.
4. Quilts and blankets hung over windows and patio doors in double layers may certainly contribute to claustrophobia and limit air circulation enough to drive you outside no matter the peril.
5. You are even happy to feed the starlings, blackbirds and grackles at your bird feeder after the third day of a solidly frozen world.
6. Canned bean dip is not an advisable breakfast option whenever more than one person is camped in a single room with limited air flow.
7. Potted meat and vienna sausages may still be craved even after the emergency is over.
8. Do not take your favorite pillow with you to your evacuation shelter. You will lose it and never find it and that will make you sad.
9. Fast food does not taste as good as you imagined it would when it was completely inaccessible.
10. Snuggling together dusk to dawn in all your clothes while covered with layers and layers of blankets quite possibly may contribute to a baby boom around here come next October... ;)
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