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Coney Island: Dreamland by the Sea

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again. The place that gave Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmoe the crazy idea that happiness was just a few subway stops away. Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement park in the United States. But back [...]

A Gallery Under the Streets of New York

Deep under the streets of the New York are miles and miles of abandoned subway tunnels. The Brooklyn Underbelly Project is a graffiti art exhibition that is only accessible through illegal entry of the subway tunnels. While the over 100 works featured in the tunnels may be illicit, they are no less impressive. The New York [...]

Bob Levey’s Neologisms

In his monthly neologism challenges before he retired in 2004, Washington Post columnist Bob Levey famously asked his readers to send in new words made by taking existing words and adding, substracting, or changing one letter to yield a new definition. A list of some of the funniest wordplays has since been circulating around the Net [...]