25th Anniversary of a National Landmark…

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the designation of the USS Intrepid as a national landmark. The famous aircraft carrier is permanently moored at West 46th Street and houses the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.
According to the Museum’s website, the Intrepid “was commissioned and served proudly in World War II. She went on to serve as one of the primary recovery vessels for NASA, three tours of duty off Vietnam, and submarine surveillance in the North Atlantic during the Cold War.”

The USS Intrepid is moored on the west side of Manhattan at 48th Street.

If you are planning a trip to New York City, or just happen to be on the West Side of Manhattan, take a look. You won’t be disappointed.

Snow Conditions Map

As part of the Mayor’s 15-point plan, the City has launched the Snow Complaint Map. ┬áDeveloped using DoITT GIS’ Webmap framework, this application provides the citizens of New York City the ability to submit stuck vehicle, ┬ástreet not clear of snow and street clear of snow conditions and have them displayed on a map.

The mapping application can be accessed from the City’s Snow Update website.

Snow Map

Snow Conditions Map

Cleopatra’s Needle…

Several news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine have written stories about Egypt’s recent threat to reclaim Cleopatra’s Needle, the famed obelisk in Central Park.
According to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, The 71-foot tall icon is the oldest man-made structure in the park. If you want to go and take a look at it for yourself, it is located directly behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art near the 79th Street Transverse.

Cleopatra's Needle