• Shithole Cities of the Century: New York City & Chitcago
    #NewYorkCity & #Chitcago: Historical #Shitholes
    It seems they haven't changed much in the past 100+ years.

    Winners of the 2024 #Shithole Cities Award
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    The Horse Manure Problem of 1894
    The 15 to 30 pounds of manure produced daily by each beast multiplied by the 150,000+ horses in New York city resulted in more than three million pounds of horse manure per day that somehow needed to be disposed of. That’s not to mention the daily 40,000 gallons of horse urine.

    In other words, cities reeked. As Morris says, the “stench was omnipresent.” Here are some fun bits from his article:
    Urban streets were minefields that needed to be navigated with the greatest care. “Crossing sweepers” stood on street corners; for a fee they would clear a path through the mire for pedestrians. Wet weather turned the streets into swamps and rivers of muck, but dry weather brought little improvement; the manure turned to dust, which was then whipped up by the wind, choking pedestrians and coating buildings.

    Even when it had been removed from the streets the manure piled up faster than it could be disposed of . . . early in the century farmers were happy to pay good money for the manure, by the end of the 1800s stable owners had to pay to have it carted off. As a result of this glut . . . vacant lots in cities across America became piled high with manure; in New York these sometimes rose to forty and even sixty feet.

    We need to remind ourselves that horse manure is an ideal breeding ground for flies, which spread disease. Morris reports that deadly outbreaks of typhoid and “infant diarrheal diseases can be traced to spikes in the fly population.”

    Comparing fatalities associated with horse-related accidents in 1916 Chicago versus automobile accidents in 1997, he concludes that people were killed nearly seven times more often back in the good old days. The reasons for this are straightforward:

    . . . horse-drawn vehicles have an engine with a mind of its own. The skittishness of horses added a dangerous level of unpredictability to nineteenth-century transportation. This was particularly true in a bustling urban environment, full of surprises that could shock and spook the animals. Horses often stampeded, but a more common danger came from horses kicking, biting, or trampling bystanders. Children were particularly at risk.

    Falls, injuries, and maltreatment also took a toll on the horses themselves. Data cited by Morris indicates that, in 1880, more than 3 dozen dead horses were cleared from New York streets each day (nearly 15,000 a year).
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    Shithole Cities of the Century: New York City & Chitcago #NewYorkCity & #Chitcago: Historical #Shitholes It seems they haven't changed much in the past 100+ years. Winners of the 2024 #Shithole Cities Award https://imgflip.com/i/8kxotk The Horse Manure Problem of 1894 The 15 to 30 pounds of manure produced daily by each beast multiplied by the 150,000+ horses in New York city resulted in more than three million pounds of horse manure per day that somehow needed to be disposed of. That’s not to mention the daily 40,000 gallons of horse urine. In other words, cities reeked. As Morris says, the “stench was omnipresent.” Here are some fun bits from his article: Urban streets were minefields that needed to be navigated with the greatest care. “Crossing sweepers” stood on street corners; for a fee they would clear a path through the mire for pedestrians. Wet weather turned the streets into swamps and rivers of muck, but dry weather brought little improvement; the manure turned to dust, which was then whipped up by the wind, choking pedestrians and coating buildings. Even when it had been removed from the streets the manure piled up faster than it could be disposed of . . . early in the century farmers were happy to pay good money for the manure, by the end of the 1800s stable owners had to pay to have it carted off. As a result of this glut . . . vacant lots in cities across America became piled high with manure; in New York these sometimes rose to forty and even sixty feet. We need to remind ourselves that horse manure is an ideal breeding ground for flies, which spread disease. Morris reports that deadly outbreaks of typhoid and “infant diarrheal diseases can be traced to spikes in the fly population.” Comparing fatalities associated with horse-related accidents in 1916 Chicago versus automobile accidents in 1997, he concludes that people were killed nearly seven times more often back in the good old days. The reasons for this are straightforward: . . . horse-drawn vehicles have an engine with a mind of its own. The skittishness of horses added a dangerous level of unpredictability to nineteenth-century transportation. This was particularly true in a bustling urban environment, full of surprises that could shock and spook the animals. Horses often stampeded, but a more common danger came from horses kicking, biting, or trampling bystanders. Children were particularly at risk. Falls, injuries, and maltreatment also took a toll on the horses themselves. Data cited by Morris indicates that, in 1880, more than 3 dozen dead horses were cleared from New York streets each day (nearly 15,000 a year). https://imgflip.com/i/8kxotk
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  • #BoycottNewYork. Please download this and repost it everywhere you can. Cover facebook with it. It is time New York got the 'woke' Bud Light treatment.
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    #BoycottNewYork. Please download this and repost it everywhere you can. Cover facebook with it. It is time New York got the 'woke' Bud Light treatment. https://imgflip.com/i/8gy08p
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    Facts - The Empire State Building Tickets
    Some Fascinating Facts About the Empire Building The Empire State Building is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It’s an amazing structure that weighs 365,000 tons. Every year, around 4 million people visit it. So, it’s really popular. If you’re interested in tall buildings, this was once the tallest skyscraper in the […]
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  • The Guardian - Fiery Bentley crash that killed two at US-Canada border likely not terrorism, says FBI:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/nov/23/us-canada-border-vehicle-crash-explosion

    #RainbowBridge #NewYork #AirborneAssaultCar #AssaultCar #EndCarViolence #CarViolence #Terrorism #SpeedKills #StopCars #TrafficSafety #Transportation
    The Guardian - Fiery Bentley crash that killed two at US-Canada border likely not terrorism, says FBI: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/nov/23/us-canada-border-vehicle-crash-explosion #RainbowBridge #NewYork #AirborneAssaultCar #AssaultCar #EndCarViolence #CarViolence #Terrorism #SpeedKills #StopCars #TrafficSafety #Transportation
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    Fiery Bentley crash that killed two at US-Canada border likely not terrorism, says FBI
    Rainbow Bridge was closed on one of year’s busiest days after vehicle reportedly en route to Kiss concert exploded on Wednesday
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  • https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/empire-state-building-wounded-warrior-project-veterans-day/ Empire State Building lights up to honor Wounded Warrior Project over Veterans Day weekend #veterans
    https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/empire-state-building-wounded-warrior-project-veterans-day/ Empire State Building lights up to honor Wounded Warrior Project over Veterans Day weekend #veterans
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    Empire State Building lights up to honor Wounded Warrior Project over Veterans Day weekend
    Saturday, the Empire State Building will be lit red, white, blue and gold in honor of the Wounded Warrior Project.
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  • It's going to be a beautiful day today; sunshine throughout, low humidity, really a splendid September day. The afternoon temperature about 80 degrees, great weather for the primary election. Tonight, clear and cool, low 60 in Midtown. #NewYorkCity #NYC #WorldTradeCenter #WTC #TwinTowers #September11
    It's going to be a beautiful day today; sunshine throughout, low humidity, really a splendid September day. The afternoon temperature about 80 degrees, great weather for the primary election. Tonight, clear and cool, low 60 in Midtown. #NewYorkCity #NYC #WorldTradeCenter #WTC #TwinTowers #September11
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