Sunday, June 25, 2017

836. Honey

836. Honey
Definition: (n) darling, sweetheart
Location Placed: The 9/11 Museum and Memorial, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 6:48pm

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I cannot recommend this museum/memorial enough to anyone. It was an extremely emotional and wonderfully done memorial. I could have easily spent way more time here than I did, and will definitely be going back again to see all the things I didn't leave myself enough time to see this visit. Never Forget.

835. Giving

835. Giving
Definition: (v) permit, grant, allow
Location Placed: Trinity Church, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:42pm

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The first Trinity Church was constructed on this plot in 1698, only to be destroyed a little more than a century later in the Great New York Fire of 1776. The second Trinity Church was finished in 1790 in the same location. This church is important as our first president, George Washington, and his governmental colleagues used to go there in order to worship when New York City was still considered the capital of the United States. It also takes up a large plot of land and includes a cemetery, much like St. Paul's Chapel down the road.

834. Influential

834. Influential
Definition: (adj) powerful, strong, persuasive
Location Placed: Starbucks on Dey, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:32pm

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I've been working on planning out some other crane placing adventures around New York City to take advantage of some of the places nearby that I've never seen. There's a number of museums, shops, and other attractions to keep me busy doing some fun things over the course of this summer. So expect some fun things to pop up here this summer!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

833. Rare

833. Rare
Definition: (adj) unusually good or remarkable
Location Placed: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Fulton Center, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:27pm

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I stopped in the Fulton Center as I figured there would be a place to put a crane out, and I was correct! The Irving Farm Coffee Roasters little store front was just the place. If I hadn't already just had an iced tea, I would've certainly purchased one there. Fulton Center looked like it had a lot going on, but I was on a set schedule and couldn't do more exploring or I would miss my time slot at my last stop of the day!

832. Sagacious

832. Sagacious
Definition: (adj) having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd
Location Placed: St. Paul's Chapel, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:22pm

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Another historic religious building for me! Built in 1766, St. Paul's Chapel is the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan. It was one of a few structures in the area that didn't burn down during a massive fire in 1776 when a quarter of the city at the time burned to the ground. The church even has a cemetery that surrounds it as it sits on a full city block. It is a part of the National Historic Landmarks, so hopefully it's around for hundreds of more years to come!

831. Sunshine

831. Sunshine
Definition: (n) cheerfulness, happiness
Location Placed: The 9/11 Memorial at St. Paul's Chapel, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:19pm

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St. Paul's Chapel is a stones throw away from where the Twin Towers used to stand. There is a very lovely memorial room in the chapel. My favorite thing about the display was the numerous hanging displays of paper cranes. Lots of people sent in 1000 paper cranes to send well wishes, support, and hope from wherever they came from. It was extremely touching.

830. Available

830. Available
Definition: (adj) free to do something
Location Placed: Starbucks at Broadway and Barclay, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:08pm

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As the last day before summer officially starts, I will be the first to say I am ready. I am very ready to enjoy BBQs, reading outside, outdoor activities, and taking adventures where I can. This last year has held a lot of change, and I am ready to have a relaxing summer!

829. Utmost

829. Utmost
Definition: (adj) the most extreme, greatest
Location Placed: St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:03pm

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I love stopping into churches because they are often not only really pretty architecturally, but also have a lot of history. This church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in New York. This building was built in the 1830's. Additionally, the American Old West gunfighter Billy the Kid was christened here as a youngster!

828. Exclusive

828. Exclusive
Definition: (adj) chic, high-class, fashionable
Location Placed: Starbucks at Church and Murray, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:50pm

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It wouldn't be a crane placing trip without a few Starbucks in the mix. They are basically on every street corner in New York, so it's hard to avoid them. I popped in to get a drink as well since it was getting a little warmer walking around outside. Did make taking pictures of the cranes a wee bit harder, but I do enjoy a good challenge!

827. Intuitive

827. Intuitive
Definition: (adj) easy to use and understand
Location Placed: The UPS Store, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:47pm

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I've been really enjoying the warmer weather lately.While we've had a few days that were a bit warmer than I like, most of them have been very pleasant this spring. Good days for taking a walk around the neighborhood or in the city after work. I'm hoping that memories of these nice weather days will help me get through this next winter!

826. Potential

826. Potential
Definition: (n) latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness
Location Placed: Blue Spoon Coffee, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:43pm

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Now that the weather has become nice, I decided to take the evening after work to do a little walking and have a little adventure. I realized I hadn't taken advantage of the area much, and I definitely want to make sure I am doing that. Be a tourist in your own area, wherever you might be at the time. So I took a bit of meander and found this little coffee shop tucked in down one of the streets. Among the many corner Starbucks, I thought this was a quaint little shop with lots of different options. If I am looking for something a little different, I'll definitely pop back here!