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An effort to describe the diversity of birds led to one of the first modern color systems. Published by Smithsonian ornithologist Robert Ridgway in 1886, A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists categorizes 186 colors alongside diagrams of birds. In 1912, Ridgway self-published an expanded version for a broader audience — Color Standards and Color Nomenclature — that included 1,115 colors. Some referenced birds, like “Warbler Green” and “Jay Blue,” while others corresponded to other elements of nature, as in “Bone Brown” and “Storm Gray.”


- bill 3-23-2017 12:53 am [link] [1 comment]

central park pop spots

- bill 3-22-2017 5:44 pm [link] [add a comment]

anything to this? good for music storage?

- bill 3-17-2017 12:10 pm [link] [add a comment]

Planet Ludlow: Ludlow Street 1995 from Corey Shaff on Vimeo.


A 1995 tour of Ludlow St. NYC with Ronnie DeMonarco

- steve 3-15-2017 9:29 am [link] [1 comment]

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Equality Achieved!!!

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- jim 2-23-2017 12:43 pm [link] [12 comments]

Triple treat: Eclipse, comet, full moon all coming Friday night

- bill 2-10-2017 10:39 am [link] [2 comments]

Be-In @ 50

- bill 1-13-2017 3:14 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

Merry Christmas 2016


- alex 12-24-2016 8:35 am [link] [2 comments]

Once more...

- alex 12-23-2016 7:40 am [link] [add a comment]

stripped of context i thought this was an art installation. 

- dave 12-19-2016 10:01 pm [link] [1 comment]

EV rule #1: Don't fuck with the orance cones on 3rd st

- bill 12-12-2016 12:37 pm [link] [2 comments]

- alex 12-08-2016 7:58 pm [link] [1 comment]

every tree in nyc

- bill 11-28-2016 6:29 pm [link] [6 comments]

whos ready for more fun with the annoying shithead plumber? the kitchen drain pipe from my upstairs neighbors sink has sprung a leak somewhere between apartments (probably in mine) and is leaking inside the wall. so this one wont be an easy fix. not looking forward to it.

- dave 11-26-2016 8:34 pm [link] [7 comments]

Take a peak outside tomorrow morning at 6:00am (eastern) for the largest (i.e., closest) super moon since 1948. You won't see a comparable one until 2034. (Yeah, okay, 6:00am is just the absolute closest time, but it won't really matter to the naked eye exactly when you see it starting, oh, about now....)

- jim 11-13-2016 7:41 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

not sure but i think it might be baby having time at my upstairs neighbors apartment in a birthing tub about 10' above my bed. hearing what i imagine to be the occasional yelp along with an unusual amount of scurrying. my only question is what will be delivered first -- the baby or my fresh direct order? only one is guaranteed by noon. your move, baby.

- dave 11-13-2016 7:33 am [link] [1 ref] [3 comments]

come on, seaside. 

- linda 11-06-2016 10:15 pm [link] [add a comment]

parking lot tree

- dave 11-02-2016 5:54 pm [link] [1 comment]

A very good reason to buy Chobani

- mb 11-01-2016 2:03 pm [link] [add a comment]

Trump modeling himself on Charles Foster Kane?

- jim 10-28-2016 1:43 pm [link] [2 comments]

Caws and Cr-r-rucks in NY

- bill 10-26-2016 6:51 am [link] [add a comment]