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RoadTrip The Adventures of Alex Wilson - May/June 2011

RoadTrip is a webzine that I developed to display fun personal photography that I shoot on short weekend road trips. This platform allows me to combine 3 things that I love, photography, layout/design and somewhat useless facts about places I’ve been.

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Checker Motors Corporation was a Kalamazoo, Michi manufactured taxicabs used by Checker Taxi.

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In 1904, the New York Times built the Times Tower on 43rd street just off Broadway to replace the premises in Downtown. The square facing the building was called the Long Acre Square, but was soon renamed Times Square.

NYC Theatre District The Theatre district extends from 40th Street to 54th Street, and from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, and includes Times Square




The Booth Theatre opened on October 16, 1913 and was named in honor of famed 19th-century American actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. The theater is owned by the Shubert Organization, America’s oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on the Great White Way.

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Eighth Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street was an informal red-light district in the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s before it was controversially renovated into a more family friendly environment under the first mayoral administration of Rudolph Giuliani.

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Meat Packing District In 1900, Gansevoort Market was home to 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants, by 2003 only 35 remained


he Apollo Theater The Apollo grew to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance of the pre-World War II years. In 1934, it introduced its regular Amateur Night shows hosted by Ralph Cooper. Billing itself as a place “where stars are born and legends are made,� the Apollo became famous for launching the careers of artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Jackson 5, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, Mariah Carey, The Isley Brothers, Lauryn Hill, Sarah Vaughan, and Machine Gun Kelly (rapper).

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The High Line is a public park built on a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street on Manhattan’s West Side.

The High Line was a freight rail line, in operation from 1934 to 1980. It carried meat to the meatpacking district, agricultural goods to the factories and warehouses of the industrial West Side, and mail to the Post Office.

In the 1800s, New York City required that all buildings higher than 6 stories be equipped with a rooftop water tower. This was necessary to prevent the need for excessively high pressures at lower elevations, which could burst pipes

Nearly 99 percent of New York City’s residential water tanks are constructed out of either cedar or California redwood. Wood tanks are cheaper, they don’t corrode and they don’t give water a metallic taste. The water used for drinking and bathing does not come from the bottom of the tank; rather, it is siphoned off the top. The water in the bottom half of the tank is reserved for fire-fighting purposes and is tapped by turning on the fire hoses found in the stairwells of buildings.

The earliest forms of graffiti date back to 30,000 BCE in the form of prehistoric cave paintings and pictographs using tools such as Animal bones and pigments.

There are 508.38 miles of streets in Manhattan

The New York subway system is the largest mass transit system in the world with 468 stations and 842 miles (1355 km) of track. N Q R 9 4



The 1,300-Room Milford Plaza Hotel was the largest hotel in New York City when it opened in 1928.


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Tyrannosaurus rex Composed almost entirely of real fossil bones, this specimen is actually composed of fossil bones from two T. rex skeletons discovered in Montana in 1902 and 1908 by the legendary dinosaur hunter Barnum Brown.


Xiphactinus is a fish that lived about seventy million years ago, in a vast, shallow sea that stretched across what today is the center of the North American continent. It was one of the most ferocious inhabitants of that ancient sea. This fossil is located in the museums Fossil Hall.

Easter Island’s most famous features are its enormous stone statues called moai, at least 288 of which once stood upon massive stone platforms called ahu. This statue is in the Hall of Pacific Peoples is on the third floor of the museum.

Founded in 1851, the New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization.


Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Ohio Ohio O “The North Coast”

Population 396,815

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in downtown Cleveland Ohio between Prospect and Euclid Avenues, is the city’s up and coming entertainment and residential district.

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Between 1995 and 2001, Progressive Field (then known as Jacobs Field) sold out 455 consecutive games, a Major League Baseball record until it was broken in 2008.

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Blue Streak

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RoadTrip Spring 2011  

RoadTrip is a self published web magazine that combines my love of photography, layout/design and usless facts. The Spring 2011 edition fea...

RoadTrip Spring 2011  

RoadTrip is a self published web magazine that combines my love of photography, layout/design and usless facts. The Spring 2011 edition fea...