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2012.06.04 22:39 JL1551 /r/citystreets: show us your city!

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2023.05.30 05:39 Ok_Bodybuilder7298 Brooklyn

Brooklyn NY about 1.5 inch Just now Never seen anything similar Sorry it’s so dark
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2023.05.30 05:32 ryebreadbabey Any areas that are more liberal, young, possibly have an “alt scene” (or at least open minded to that?) but not insanely expensive or dangerous?

Hello! I’m sorry this is so long I’m trying to organize my thoughts :’)
I (22, with my bf 21) am from New York State and desperately want to find a place that will feel like home to me. Where I live is very conservative and republican, and I could not be further from that. For example I love dressing in an “alternative” way and dying my hair, etc. but here I can’t go to the store or walk down the street without feeling stared at/judged, or having strangers straight up insult me. I just wanna be somewhere I can look how I want and not be openly judged/openly insulted, or wonder if I will run into hateful ppl in public, and could find events and friends that are like minded. The worst part is this area is very closed minded (racist and very homophobic) which disgusts me. The only reason we’re still here is because it’s “home” so it’s very easy, and it’s a low COL bc it’s the middle of nowhere.
I know of course cities are where you’re gonna find diversity but I would just love any input on if anyone knows any cities or even smaller towns that have more young people/possibly even an alt scene, is not closed minded/racist/homophobic etc., and also has a COL where you can like reasonably live there. Rent wise like around $1500 a month? (long shot I’m sure I know). Another thing that worries me is safety, being from a small town I get nervous ab violence, and nervous on public transit since I didn’t have access to it growing up so I’m not used to it.
Of course I think of big cities like New York, Chicago, Seattle when looking for young and open minded areas, but I feel that just isn’t possible for me because of the price unfortunately. And the safety thing worries me.
I wouldn’t be moving anytime soon since I’m still working on a career at the moment and don’t have the money, but I honestly just wanna find an area i like then work towards my career after I figure out where I’d like to be someday. We plan on moving into trade jobs so should be making more money, but I would still love to know if there’s any areas like what I’m looking for so we don’t have to give 95% of our future paychecks to rent/bills lol. If it helps, I’ve lived in Buffalo and Rochester. Rochester is fine but kinda boring but that’s possibly bc it’s so close to home for me. Buff was ok I just didn’t make any friends lol and again I think just too close to home and maybe I just want a change from NY. so if anyone is familiar with those cities and has similar recommendations I’m open :’) I also loveee outdoorsy stuff like hiking and camping so anything like that or near watebeaches would be cool too. Very into music too and we like going out and doing activities Thank you so much to anyone who has any input!!
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2023.05.30 05:28 Mixedchick01 Should I tell on my mom or stick it out

My mom is white, she had me when she was 19. I’m 16 and biracial (white and black). My dad passed when I was younger so it has been just me and her for the past 12 years. Well she got remarried 4 years ago to a white man and she has a toddler son and a 6 month old daughter with him. I don’t talk or play with her new kids or have anything to do with her husband as my mom was more than enough for me but I wasn’t enough for her and now I’m in a family full of people who don’t look like me. Well recently she has been getting more upset with me for not taking more interest in her other kids and for not trying to “be apart of the family” in the past when I would do smoothing wrong like act out in school she would whoop me but nothing too severe. However, recently her whoopings have become beatings to the point that she leaves marks on me. She uses a belt or just her fists. Granted I’ve been talking back and cursing at her along with getting caught having oral performed on me. Those beating I understand why they were so brutal. But she slapped me when I ignored her husband today and beat the shit out of me when her son wanted to play and I walked about from him. I went downstairs and she followed me and made me take off all the clothes she purchased for me since I didn’t want to be apart of her family and told me I could leave then. She wouldn’t even let me keep on the underwear or bra she brought. We live in Brooklyn on 1st south street so it’s not like I could walk around naked without people seeing me so I refused to leave. They are now in bed so I snuck my phone back from her and left. I still have marks on me from earlier. Should I tell the cops and they can remove me from her or should I just suck it up and wait until I turn 18 and just move out the. so her other kids don’t get taken from her?
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2023.05.30 05:03 Practical-Stand7011 Insurance

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Can you recommend any helpful tips for buying a used car at a dealership? Is there anything I should look out for in particular when I buy a used car? Do you have any helpful tips to share with someone whose first car is a Lexus IS350? On Turo, I rented an atomic silver Lexus IS350 with the red interior for a couple of days and I loved it.
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2023.05.30 03:45 Junior_Button5882 Spring-heeled Jack

Spring-heeled Jack
Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. The first claimed sighting of Spring-heeled Jack was in 1837.[1] Later sightings were reported all over the United Kingdom and were especially prevalent in suburban London, the Midlands) and Scotland.[2]
There are many theories about the nature and identity of Spring-heeled Jack. This urban legend was very popular in its time, due to the tales of his bizarre appearance and ability to make extraordinary leaps, to the point that he became the topic of several works of fiction.
Spring-heeled Jack was described by people who claimed to have seen him as having a terrifying and frightful appearance, with diabolical physiognomy, clawed hands, and eyes that "resembled red balls of fire". One report claimed that, beneath a black cloak, he wore a helmet and a tight-fitting white garment like an oilskin. Many stories also mention a "Devil-like" aspect. Others said he was tall and thin, with the appearance of a gentleman. Several reports mention that he could breathe out blue and white flames and that he wore sharp metallic claws at his fingertips. At least two people claimed that he was able to speak comprehensible English.



In the early 19th century, there were reports of ghosts that stalked the streets of London. These human-like figures were described as pale; it was believed that they stalked and preyed on lone pedestrians. The stories told of these figures formed part of a distinct ghost tradition in London which, some writers have argued, formed the foundation of the later legend of Spring-heeled Jack.[3]
The most important of these early entities was the Hammersmith Ghost, which in 1803 and 1804 was reported in Hammersmith on the western fringes of London; it would later reappear in 1824. Another apparition, the Southampton ghost, was also reported as assaulting individuals in the night. This particular spirit bore many of the characteristics of Spring-heeled Jack, and was reported as jumping over houses and being over 10 ft (3.0 m) tall.[3]

Early reports

📷Illustration of Spring-heeled Jack, from the serial Spring-heel'd Jack: The Terror of London
The first alleged sightings of Spring-heeled Jack were made in London in 1837 and the last reported sighting is said in most of the secondary literature to have been made in Liverpool in 1904.[4][5]
According to much later accounts, in October 1837 a girl by the name of Mary Stevens was walking to Lavender Hill, where she was working as a servant, after visiting her parents in Battersea. On her way through Clapham Common, a strange figure leapt at her from a dark alley. After immobilising her with a tight grip of his arms, he began to kiss her face, while ripping her clothes and touching her flesh with his claws, which were, according to her deposition, "cold and clammy as those of a corpse". In panic, the girl screamed, making the attacker quickly flee from the scene. The commotion brought several residents who immediately launched a search for the aggressor, but he could not be found.[6]
The next day, the leaping character is said to have chosen a very different victim near Mary Stevens' home, inaugurating a method that would reappear in later reports: he jumped in the way of a passing carriage, causing the coachman to lose control, crash, and severely injure himself. Several witnesses claimed that he escaped by jumping over a 9 ft (2.7 m) high wall while cackling with a high-pitched, ringing laughter.[6]
Gradually, the news of the strange character spread, and soon the press and the public gave him the name "Spring-heeled Jack".[7]

Official recognition
📷A public session at the Mansion House, London (c. 1840).
A few months after these first sightings, on 9 January 1838, the Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Cowan), revealed at a public session held in the Mansion House an anonymous complaint that he had received several days earlier, which he had withheld in the hope of obtaining further information. The correspondent, who signed the letter "a resident of Peckham", wrote:
It appears that some individuals (of, as the writer believes, the highest ranks of life) have laid a wager with a mischievous and foolhardy companion, that he durst not take upon himself the task of visiting many of the villages near London in three different disguises—a ghost, a bear, and a devil; and moreover, that he will not enter a gentleman's gardens for the purpose of alarming the inmates of the house. The wager has, however, been accepted, and the unmanly villain has succeeded in depriving seven ladies of their senses, two of whom are not likely to recover, but to become burdens to their families. At one house the man rang the bell, and on the servant coming to open door, this worse than brute stood in no less dreadful figure than a spectre clad most perfectly. The consequence was that the poor girl immediately swooned, and has never from that moment been in her senses. The affair has now been going on for some time, and, strange to say, the papers are still silent on the subject. The writer has reason to believe that they have the whole history at their finger-ends but, through interested motives, are induced to remain silent.[8]
Though the Lord Mayor seemed fairly sceptical, a member of the audience confirmed that "servant girls about Kensington, Hammersmith and Ealing, tell dreadful stories of this ghost or devil". The matter was reported in The Times on 9 January, other national papers on 10 January and, on the day after that, the Lord Mayor showed a crowded gathering a pile of letters from various places in and around London complaining of similar "wicked pranks". The quantity of letters that poured into the Mansion House suggests that the stories were widespread in suburban London. One writer said several young women in Hammersmith had been frightened into "dangerous fits" and some "severely wounded by a sort of claws the miscreant wore on his hands". Another correspondent claimed that in Stockwell, Brixton, Camberwell and Vauxhall several people had died of fright and others had had fits; meanwhile, another reported that the trickster had been repeatedly seen in Lewisham and Blackheath.[citation needed]
The Lord Mayor himself was in two minds about the affair: he thought "the greatest exaggerations" had been made, and that it was quite impossible "that the ghost performs the feats of a devil upon earth", but on the other hand someone he trusted had told him of a servant girl at Forest Hill who had been scared into fits by a figure in a bear's skin; he was confident the person or persons involved in this "pantomime display" would be caught and punished.[9] The police were instructed to search for the individual responsible, and rewards were offered.[citation needed]
A peculiar report from The Brighton Gazette, which appeared in the 14 April 1838 edition of The Times, related how a gardener in Rosehill, Sussex, had been terrified by a creature of unknown nature. The Times wrote that "Spring-heeled Jack has, it seems, found his way to the Sussex coast", even though the report bore little resemblance to other accounts of Jack. The incident occurred on 13 April, when it appeared to a gardener "in the shape of a bear or some other four-footed animal". Having attracted the gardener's attention by a growl, it then climbed the garden wall and ran along it on all fours, before jumping down and chasing the gardener for some time. After terrifying the gardener, the apparition scaled the wall and made its exit.[10]

Scales and Alsop reports

📷Illustration of Spring-heeled Jack, from the 1867 serial Spring-heel'd Jack: The Terror of London
Perhaps the best known of the alleged incidents involving Spring-heeled Jack were the attacks on two teenage girls, Lucy Scales and Jane Alsop. The Alsop report was widely covered by the newspapers, including a piece in The Times,[11] while fewer reports appeared in relation to the attack on Scales. The press coverage of these two attacks helped to raise the profile of Spring-heeled Jack.[citation needed]

Alsop case

Jane Alsop reported that on the night of 19 February 1838, she answered the door of her father's house to a man claiming to be a police officer, who told her to bring a light, claiming "we have caught Spring-heeled Jack here in the lane". She brought the person a candle, and noticed that he wore a large cloak. The moment she had handed him the candle, however, he threw off the cloak and "presented a most hideous and frightful appearance", vomiting blue and white flame from his mouth while his eyes resembled "red balls of fire". Miss Alsop reported that he wore a large helmet and that his clothing, which appeared to be very tight-fitting, resembled white oilskin. Without saying a word he caught hold of her and began tearing her gown with his claws which she was certain were "of some metallic substance". She screamed for help, and managed to get away from him and ran towards the house. He caught her on the steps and tore her neck and arms with his claws. She was rescued by one of her sisters, after which her assailant fled.[4][12]

Scales case

On 28 February 1838,[13] nine days after the attack on Miss Alsop, 18-year-old Lucy Scales and her sister were returning home after visiting their brother, a butcher who lived in a respectable part of Limehouse. Miss Scales stated in her deposition to the police that as she and her sister were passing along Green Dragon Alley, they observed a person standing in an angle of the passage. She was walking in front of her sister at the time, and just as she came up to the person, who was wearing a large cloak, he spurted "a quantity of blue flame" in her face, which deprived her of her sight, and so alarmed her, that she instantly dropped to the ground, and was seized with violent fits which continued for several hours.[14]
Her brother added that on the evening in question, he had heard the loud screams of one of his sisters moments after they had left his house and on running up Green Dragon Alley he found his sister Lucy on the ground in a fit, with her sister attempting to hold and support her. She was taken home, and he then learned from his other sister what had happened. She described Lucy's assailant as being of tall, thin, and gentlemanly appearance, covered in a large cloak, and carrying a small lamp or bull's eye lantern similar to those used by the police. The individual did not speak nor did he try to lay hands on them, but instead walked quickly away. Every effort was made by the police to discover the author of these and similar outrages, and several persons were questioned, but were set free.[14]


The Times reported the alleged attack on Jane Alsop on 2 March 1838 under the heading "The Late Outrage at Old Ford".[11] This was followed with an account of the trial of one Thomas Millbank, who, immediately after the reported attack on Jane Alsop, had boasted in the Morgan's Arms that he was Spring-heeled Jack. He was arrested and tried at Lambeth Street court. The arresting officer was James Lea, who had earlier arrested William Corder, the Red Barn Murderer. Millbank had been wearing white overalls and a greatcoat, which he dropped outside the house, and the candle he dropped was also found. He escaped conviction only because Jane Alsop insisted her attacker had breathed fire, and Millbank admitted he could do no such thing. Most of the other accounts were written long after the date; contemporary newspapers do not mention them.[citation needed]
📷Ad for Spring Heeled Jack, a penny dreadful (1886)
After these incidents, Spring-heeled Jack became one of the most popular characters of the period. His alleged exploits were reported in the newspapers and became the subject of several penny dreadfuls and plays performed in the cheap theatres that abounded at the time. The devil was even renamed "Spring-heeled Jack" in some Punch and Judy shows, as recounted by Henry Mayhew in his London Labour and the London Poor:
This here is Satan,-we might say the devil, but that ain't right, and gennelfolks don't like such words. He is now commonly called 'Spring-heeled Jack;' or the 'Rossian Bear,' – that's since the war. — Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor, p. 52[15]
But, even as his fame was growing, reports of Spring-heeled Jack's appearances became less frequent if more widespread. In 1843, however, a wave of sightings swept the country again. A report from Northamptonshire described him as "the very image of the Devil himself, with horns and eyes of flame", and in East Anglia reports of attacks on drivers of mail coaches became common. In July 1847 "a Spring-heeled Jack investigation" in Teignmouth, Devon led to a Captain Finch being convicted of two charges of assault against women during which he is said to have been "disguised in a skin coat, which had the appearance of bullock's hide, skullcap, horns and mask".[16] The legend was linked with the phenomenon of the "Devil's Footprints" which appeared in Devon in February 1855.[citation needed]

Last reports

In the beginning of the 1870s, Spring-heeled Jack was reported again in several places distant from each other. In November 1872, the News of the World reported that Peckham was "in a state of commotion owing to what is known as the "Peckham Ghost", a mysterious figure, quite alarming in appearance". The editorial pointed out that it was none other than "Spring-heeled Jack, who terrified a past generation".[17] Similar stories were published in The Illustrated Police News. In April and May 1873, it reported there were numerous sightings in Sheffield of the "Park Ghost", which locals also came to identify as Spring-heeled Jack.[18]


📷North Camp in Aldershot as it looked in 1866.
This news was followed by more reported sightings, until in August 1877 one of the most notable reports about Spring-heeled Jack came from a group of soldiers in Aldershot Garrison. This story went as follows: a sentry on duty at the North Camp peered into the darkness, his attention attracted by a peculiar figure "advancing towards him." The soldier issued a challenge, which went unheeded, and the figure came up beside him and delivered several slaps to his face. A guard shot at him, with no visible effect; some sources claim that the soldier may have fired blanks) at him, others that he missed or fired warning shots. The strange figure then disappeared into the surrounding darkness "with astonishing bounds."[19][20][21]
Lord Ernest Hamilton's 1922 memoir Forty Years On mentions the Aldershot appearances of Spring-heeled Jack; however, he (apparently erroneously) says that they occurred in the winter of 1879 after his regiment, the 60th Rifles, had moved to Aldershot, and that similar appearances had occurred when the regiment was barracked at Colchester in the winter of 1878. He adds that the panic became so great at Aldershot that sentries were issued ammunition and ordered to shoot "the night terror" on sight, following which the appearances ceased. Hamilton thought that the appearances were actually pranks, carried out by one of his fellow officers, a Lieutenant Alfrey.[22][23] However, there is no record of Alfrey ever being court-martialled for the offence.[24]


In the autumn of 1877, Spring-heeled Jack was reportedly seen at Newport Arch, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, wearing a sheep skin. An angry mob supposedly chased him and cornered him, and just as in Aldershot a while before, residents fired at him to no effect. As usual, he was said to have made use of his leaping abilities to lose the crowd and disappear once again.[25]


By the end of the 19th century the reported sightings of Spring-heeled Jack were moving towards the north west of England. Around 1888, in Everton, north Liverpool, he allegedly appeared on the rooftop of Saint Francis Xavier's Church in Salisbury Street. In 1904 there were reports of appearances in nearby William Henry Street.[26]

Aftermath and impact upon Victorian popular culture

The vast urban legend built around Spring-heeled Jack influenced many aspects of Victorian life, especially in contemporary popular culture. For decades, especially in London, his name was equated with the bogeyman, as a means of scaring children into behaving by telling them if they were not good, Spring-heeled Jack would leap up and peer in at them through their bedroom windows, by night.
However, it was in fictional entertainment where the legend of Spring-heeled Jack exerted the most extensive influence, owing to his allegedly extraordinary nature. Three pamphlet publications, purportedly based on the real events, appeared almost immediately, during January and February, 1838. They were not advertised as fiction, though they likely were at least partly so. The only known copies were reported to have perished when the British Library was hit during The Blitz, but their catalog still lists the first one.
The character was written into a number of penny dreadful stories during the latter half of the 19th century, initially as a villain and then in increasingly heroic roles. By the early 1900s he was being represented as a costumed, altruistic avenger of wrongs and protector of the innocent, effectively becoming a precursor to pulp fiction and then comic book superheroes.


No one was ever caught and identified as Spring-heeled Jack; combined with the extraordinary abilities attributed to him and the very long period during which he was reportedly at large, this has led to numerous and varied theories of his nature and identity.[citation needed] While several researchers seek a normal explanation for the events, other authors explore the more fantastic details of the story to propose different kinds of paranormal speculation.[citation needed]

Sceptical positions

Sceptical investigators have dismissed the stories of Spring-heeled Jack as mass hysteria which developed around various stories of a bogeyman or devil which have been around for centuries, or from exaggerated urban myths about a man who clambered over rooftops claiming that the Devil was chasing him.[27]
📷Henry de La Poer Beresford, 3rd Marquess of Waterford (1840)
Other researchers believe that some individual(s) may have been behind its origins, being followed by imitators later on.[28] Spring-heeled Jack was widely considered not to be a supernatural creature, but rather one or more persons with a macabre sense of humour.[4] This idea matches the contents of the letter to the Lord Mayor, which accused a group of young aristocrats as the culprits, after an irresponsible wager.[4] A popular rumour circulating as early as 1840 pointed to an Irish nobleman, the Marquess of Waterford, as the main suspect.[4] Haining) suggested this may have been due to him having previously had bad experiences with women and police officers.[29]
The Marquess was frequently in the news in the late 1830s for drunken brawling, brutal jokes and vandalism, and was said to do anything for a bet; his irregular behaviour and his contempt for women earned him the title "the Mad Marquis", and it is also known that he was in the London area by the time the first incidents took place. In 1880 he was named as the perpetrator by E. Cobham Brewer, who said that the Marquess "used to amuse himself by springing on travellers unawares, to frighten them, and from time to time others have followed his silly example."[30][31] In 1842, the Marquess married and settled in Curraghmore House, County Waterford, and reportedly led an exemplary life until he died in a riding accident in 1859.[citation needed]
Sceptical investigators have asserted that the story of Spring-heeled Jack was exaggerated and altered through mass hysteria, a process in which many sociological issues may have contributed. These include unsupported rumours, superstition, oral tradition, sensationalist publications, and a folklore rich in tales of fairies and strange roguish creatures. Gossip of alleged leaping and fire-spitting powers, his alleged extraordinary features and his reputed skill in evading apprehension captured the mind of the superstitious public—increasingly so with the passing of time, which gave the impression that Spring-heeled Jack had suffered no effects from ageing. As a result, a whole urban legend was built around the character, being reflected by contemporary publications, which in turn fuelled this popular perception.[32]

Paranormal conjectures

📷Spring-heeled Jack illustrated on the cover of the 1904 serial Spring-heeled Jack
A variety of wildly speculative paranormal explanations have been proposed to explain the origin of Spring-heeled Jack, including that he was an extraterrestrial entity with a non-human appearance and features (e.g., retro-reflective red eyes, or phosphorus breath) and a superhuman agility deriving from life on a high-gravity world, with his jumping ability and strange behaviour,[33] and that he was a demon, accidentally or purposefully summoned into this world by practitioners of the occult, or who made himself manifest simply to create spiritual turmoil.[34]
Fortean authors, particularly Loren Coleman[35] and Jerome Clark,[36] list "Spring-heeled Jack" in a category named "phantom attackers", with another well-known example being the "Mad Gasser of Mattoon". Typical "phantom attackers" appear to be human, and may be perceived as prosaic criminals, but may display extraordinary abilities (as in Spring-heeled Jack's jumps, which, it is widely noted, would break the ankles of a human who replicated them) and/or cannot be caught by authorities. Victims commonly experience the "attack" in their bedrooms, homes or other seemingly secure enclosures. They may report being pinned or paralysed, or on the other hand describe a "siege" in which they fought off a persistent intruder or intruders. Many reports can readily be explained psychologically, most notably as the "Old Hag" phenomenon, recorded in folklore and recognised by psychologists as a form of hallucination. In the most problematic cases, an "attack" is witnessed by several people and substantiated by some physical evidence, but the attacker cannot be verified to exist.[citation needed]

Counterpart in Prague

A similar figure known as Pérák, the Spring Man of Prague was reported to have been seen in Czechoslovakia around 1939–1945. As writers such as Mike Dash have shown, the elusiveness and supernatural leaping abilities attributed to Pérák bear a close resemblance to those exhibited by Spring-heeled Jack, and distinct parallels can be drawn between the two entities.[28] The stories of Pérák provide a useful example of how the traits of Spring-heeled Jack have a broad cultural resonance in urban folklore. Pérák, like Spring-heeled Jack, went on to become a folklore hero, even starring in several animated superhero cartoons, fighting the SS, the earliest of which is Jiří Trnka's 1946 film Pérák a SS or Springman and the SS.[37]

In contemporary popular culture

The character of Spring-heeled Jack has been revived or referenced in a variety of 20th and 21st century media, including:
Spring-Heeled Jack (1989) – a combination prose and graphic novel by Philip Pullman in which Spring-heeled Jack saves a group of plucky orphans from the malevolent Mack the Knife.[38]
The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack (2010) – an alternate history novel by author Mark Hodder, portraying Spring-Heeled Jack as a time traveler.[39]
The Springheel Saga (2011) – a three-series audio drama produced by the Wireless Theatre Company.[40]

See also

External links

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2023.05.30 03:17 physco219 Red Wing Stadium / Silver Stadium A Short History with Interesting Tidbits

A couple of people said this was something I should share for a wider draw, I had posted it to the last post about the stadium. I hope everyone learns and/or enjoys this.

Red Wing Stadium / Silver Stadium

Silver Stadium was the highly regarded and much beloved former home of the Rochester Red Wings. Its location was about 500 Norton Street, Rochester, NY. Google Maps has a great aerial view. The street view does not do it justice. (link at the end of article)
But the Norton Street ballfield was more than a ballpark, much much more. It hosted several rock concerts and other sports games like football, and even professional boxing. Even Olympians stopped by and there were even visits by an evangelist and a daredevil legend. The stadium was also a community gathering spot. In fact, more than one wedding was held at home plate. The bragging rights must have been amazing.
Opening in 1929 as "Red Wing Stadium" and was praised as being the "Taj Mahal" of minor league ballparks for its magnificence. In 1968 the name was changed. It was changed to honor Mr. Morrie Silver. Morrie had led a 1950s stock drive that helped to keep the team here in Rochester.
The Red Wings won 9 of their 10 Governor's Cups during their years at Silver. Before the Governor's Cup award, the team captured 3 straight International League Championships in 1929, 1930, and again in 1931. They also won more than 100 games each year. Let me say that again. They won 100-plus games a year! Innumerable numbers of kids got their introduction to professional baseball players and the professional game at the stadium, many of them were "Knot Hole Club" members sitting and observing everything from the bleachers.
The stadium was "ultra-modern" in its opening season. Years later it became a throwback to an outdated era. Wedged into the city surroundings where residents rented out lawns for parking, the stadium had the feel of a place like the iconic Wrigley Field, in miniature.
Like many of those old ballparks, Silver Stadium had reinforcement beams that blocked views. Being this age it also had a cramped press box that originally was only accessible by a curling spiral staircase. Sometimes Fly balls that cleared the left-field wall broke the windshields of automobiles parked in the stone lot beside the ballpark.
Even with those issues, Silver Stadium was beloved for its comfy, intimate feel and all of the great memories that were created there.
Future Hall of Famers like Cal Ripken Jr., Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, and Eddie Murray played for the Wings at the Norton Street ballpark. Stars like Luke Easter, Specs Toporcer, Bobby Grich, and Don Baylor also played at the ballpark. The All-time greats like Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, and sprinter Jesse Owens was known to be in Rochester for some of the many baseball exhibitions.
Naomi Silver, Morrie Silver's daughter, was the Red Wings' president, and CEO, said some of her most vivid and memorable memories of the ballpark were that of the exhibition games between the Wings and their big-league affiliate, the Baltimore Orioles.
"The stars that came in were among the best in baseball, and Earl Weaver, the longtime Orioles manager, and others really enjoyed coming here." She said. "The team would either spend the night or take their charter flight to the next day's opposing city. But not before grabbing post-game dinner with me and my mom. Earl Weaver was always gracious that way."
In the 1930s, Red Wing Stadium was home to two short-lived professional football teams. The Rochester Braves and the Rochester Tigers called the Norton Street Ballfield home. Then in the 1940s, Aquinas Institute's powerhouse high-school football teams played there. Former boxing champion Carmen Basilio, who lived for years in Irondequoit, fought at Red Wing Stadium in 1949.
Baseball historian Priscilla Astifan of Webster, NY said she "fell in love with baseball during a knot hole game" when she was only 15. One of her favorite memories of the ballpark was an encounter with another future Hall of Famer, Tom Lasorda.
"Getting the autograph of Tom Lasorda, who was a pitcher and the first base coach for the Montreal Royals on my knot hole card." Lasorda was with the Royals on two tours from 1950 to 1960.
Red Wings chairman Gary Larder remembered the 1956 "Little World Series" between the Red Wings and the Indianapolis Indians.
"As a young Cleveland Indians fan, I couldn't wait to see some of the young Indians prospects about whom I had read," Larder said. They included future Red Wings manager Joe Altobelli. Roger Maris also was there. Maris broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record only five years later.
Maris's home run record became controversial, as the previous single-season home run record (60, set by Babe Ruth in 1927) was set during a period when MLB teams played only 154 games per season. However before Maris broke Ruth's record, the AL baseball season had been extended to 162 games. Maris hit his 61st home run in the very last game of the season. This led to questions about the legitimacy of this record. In 1998, Mark McGwire set a new MLB record with 70 home runs; the same year Sammy Sosa also surpassed Maris' record with 66 home runs. In 2001, Barry Bonds surpassed that mark with 73 home runs, though all three of those players used performance-enhancing drugs. Maris’ AL single-season home run record stood until 2022 when Aaron Judge hit 62 home runs in a single season for the New York Yankees.
The most astonishing event at Silver occurred in 1976. A tightrope walker, Karl Wallenda, at age 71, transited the ballpark from the center-field barrier to the grandstand's roof. This was done 60 feet above the ground! He reportedly made it look easy too.
In the following year, Fred Costello began as Red Wings stadium organist. Costello once reflected on watching his sons advance from batboys to clubhouse managers at Silver Stadium. He also played the organ for Red Wing's own Tim Derryberry's home-plate wedding in 1982.
In the mid-1980s, Silver Stadium began having major concert acts. The band Van Halen played there in September 1986. In 1987 The Grateful Dead played in July, only three months later U2 made their appearance.
Long before 1987, the old ballpark had really started showing its age. A $4.5 million renovation before the start of the 1987 season was widely lauded. However, within a few years, discussion of a new ballpark had begun. MLB had begun setting new standards for its minor league teams, and Silver Stadium was no longer up to standards.
After several years of political wrangling and more, an arrangement was reached for the new stadium. Silver Stadium hosted its last regular-season Red Wings game in August 1996.
It was a magnificent experience, with the sold-out ballpark hosting a variety of famous guests and a lavish, emotion-filled goodbye. Dan Mason, the Red Wings General Manager, who started with the team in 1990, said that night was his favorite memory of Silver Stadium. It didn't compare to the many wins, nor all the other memories made there at the ballpark.
"Emotions were all over the place. People were crying. Hugging. Laughing, Dancing. The game itself became secondary to people waxing poetic … On this night, nobody wanted to leave. Fans just hung around. Crying and hugging some more. Taking photos of what they knew was a historic night."
That's the impact a ballpark can have on a community. The next year, the Red Wings began playing at their new home, their current home, with an all-new name. The all-new name became Frontier Field.
So whatever happened to the old Norton Ballpark, Silver Stadium? Well, it was torn down in the late 1990s. Ultimately it was turned into a different kind of park — an office/industrial park, and a grass clearing. You can still see a footprint of what was today. With a quick Google Maps view from above you can still see an empty grassy space, none of the original building exists any longer. See it here.
Map coordniates: 43°11'14.5"N 77°36'41.6"W or 43.187355, -77.611556
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2023.05.30 03:12 love_berries Selling these attachments for $70 total if anyone is interested. Still boxed. 1.2”/30mm 1.6”/40mm and soft smoothing brush.

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2023.05.30 02:38 Unique-Coat396 Help me get closure on a paranormal event in my childhood

This happened when I was about 10-11 years old in a small town called Burlingame, California in the US. I’m graduating soon and met up with some old friends which got us on the topic. Please, make this make sense.
As I said, when I was maybe 10/11/12 in 5th or 6th grade, two friends and I were playing on our schools field. I will be bold and say that it is the field of Franklin Elementary. Maybe knowing the exact location will help you guys propose theories.
I remember we played “Get Down Mr. President,” a game where one person is designated as the “President” and the other two have to tackle him. We had music going on my friend A’s speaker, but we tuned it out beneath the sounds of our yells and laughs, etc. Afternoon turned to evening, and I’m assuming that this incident happened in the Spring or Summer because I distinctly remember it being bright out and warm even though it was maybe 6PM or 7PM.
Eventually, I began hearing a jingle like an ice cream truck, specifically the Mr. Softee’s Ice Cream Truck Jingle. Because we were playing music, I thought it was the intro from the song “Ring-Tone Shortie” by Frit$, a song I listened to at the time. However, it seems to last far longer than the intro to the three minute song.
I started getting very freaked out because it wasn’t stopping even after maybe half an hour of us playing, so I called my Dad to pick me up.
If you look at Franklin Elementary from a street-view perspective, there’s this tall staircase that leads up from the field to the third building, the closest building to the field that we called “Wing Three.” When my Dad called and said he had arrived at the parking lot, I had to ascend those steps. I remember that as I climbed, the jingle seemed to raise in volume and I got so frightened that I sprinted out to the car.
Afterward, once I had come home to my house in Hillsborough, a neighboring section of the city, I got a call from my other friend, T. T said that he and A had ran all the way to their neighboring apartments from the field after they began hearing the same jingle I had and got spooked. We confirmed the next day that we heard the same thing after we took turns humming the tunes from the day prior. From there, we looked around YouTube and the internet and pinpointed it to the Mr. Softee’s Ice Cream Truck theme. However, our research never turned up an explanation.
My parents are both practicing Physicians at the Sutter Health Hospital in San Francisco, and neither of them could offer up a medical explanation. My father mentioned that it could’ve been a strange tinnitus (ringing of the ear), but this didn’t make sense to me because it was so distinctly clear and all three of us heard it, all at slightly different times. T and A didn’t have any proposals either besides making a post on a forum, so here I am.
Please, if anyone has experienced something similar, what was it? I know that this is sort of vague and strange but it really nags me. Thoughts?
Edit: Trust me, it wasn’t an ice cream truck. It lasted for at least half an hour straight with unwavering volume and pace. Also, in the nearly two decades I’ve lived here, I’ve never seen it heard an ice cream truck here outside of this one truck near the city’s middle school that’s run by this middle eastern man. Even then, it doesn’t have music or speakers and isn’t Mr. Softee’s, it’s like his own independent thing. Also, we continued playing the area when we went to middle school because they r across the street from one another, and we never heard any ice cream trucks before or after that one day.
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2023.05.30 02:31 Dry_Lie7980 Yeezy slides

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2023.05.30 01:06 james_the_wanderer The Gay Bachelor, His Money, and the Future

Good evening all,
This topic has been bothering me for some time, and I am interested in canvassing your opinions, as you (collectively) span the income range from "NEET" to "gentleman of leisure."

Note: this isn't a "woe unto my singleness" post. While companionship and sex are nice, this is largely a "material consequences" post dealing with a very foreseeable reality that I/we will spend much or all of our lives single.
I've been struck over the years by how upper middle class and heteronormative most advice on long-term planning is. Double incomes, stable-ish relationships, significant education, homeownership in the burbs, and a "normal" life (kids, careers, retirement) are assumed.
I am equally struck at how the 'grand calculus' therein doesn't factor in gay men. While I don't have data, I'd think that our non-marriage relationships aren't as stable (trauma, rejection, take your pick). I'd guess that we rent longer. The 'single tax' is omnipresent from groceries to rent to bills. I'd wager that our striving to live in gay-friendly areas imposes additional costs, as urban costs-of-living have always galloped well ahead of borderline-BS inflation stats. Healthcare, for us Americans, remains byzantine in its bureaucratic labyrinths and the perpetual boutique curation involved with finding gay-aware and gay-affirming healthcare. PreP is or should be de rigeur for non-monogamous, sexually active men and may carry collateral consequences (I have heard of collateral issues with private insurance for guys with PrEP & its consequential coding involved in obtaining the script).
The asset/equity building of home ownership seems ever more elusive, given (gestures to everything in housing costs).
The sense of precarity is overwhelming. What if one is out of work for a long time? What about long-term disability due to cancer, etc?
Looking forward to retirement and advanced old age (esp. 75+), the scene portends difficulty and grimness. Last year, my grandmother passed at 90 from a brain bleed (a mercy versus hanging on for years in her degrading physical and cognitive condition). Our relationship was strained, at best, post-coming out. My grandfather and extended family rallied for her at the end. My grandfather, himself 90 now, handled *all* tube feedings, medical scheduling, toileting, showering, and laundry in addition to managing a substantial and complex financial portfolio including millions in investments and two homes in FL and NY. My aunt, uncle, cousin, and sister flew in and out from NY and FL to provide material, pastoral, and respite care.
I foresee none of that. My family ties are estranged, and my non-desire/inability to be a father (and if fate provided, grandfather) obviates a gaggle of descendants for a last long hurrah. While one can say, "Buy LTC insurance," no one who's been a caretaker will say that that covers everything. What about shortish term but acute conditions where you need a ride or someone to fetch groceries? Substituting uber or postmates, etc strains the pocketbook. As a victim/survivor of 2008 and its impact, even a comfortable white collar life today is no guarantee of what tomorrow holds.
My great-grandmother could park money in CDs (term deposits for my non-US Anglo bros) at 14% p.a. Now, prevailing financial advice suggests varying levels of active investment to maximize gains and provide an income stream. Sadly, I am at a point in life where "money in" is generally spoken for for everything from upcoming bar prep expenses next year, to tires by the end of the summer, to rent this month, to a replacement laptop by Christmas, to a new suit or two next summer, etc etc.
Career-wise, I have been drawn into "decent" but non phenomenal pay as a lawyer in "public interest" (do-gooder stuff like legal aid and public defense). I almost relish testing future dates with "Wyd?" "Lawyer" and then "What kind?" "Public defender" as a test to see how/if their face drops when "Easy street, trophy/sugar bottom" fantasies fade faster than a dream in the light of another new dawn.
So, I am curious to see what the pulse is. There's a surprising lack of talk discussing the financial/pastoral aspects of singledom, especially in retirement - doubly so for the *very* elderly years in which decline/dependence are virtually expected. While most kick the can by saying "don't worry as a 30- or 40-something (I am 33) most prudent people in my life began laying foundations in their 20s, and the most farsighted will have taken LTC policies out in their 30s. My 20s were, from a 401k/etc perspective, completely lost. My 30s will be spent largely in debt management (yay law school). While I hate to say it, my observations of people starting 40+ haven't predisposed me to peaceful nights of sleep.
Basically, my inescapable conclusion is to have a Smaug-like hoard for future contingencies, but the quotidian costs of life perpetually hector me with the "needs" of today (and fear of consequences if they're too long delayed e.g. saving $200 on a filling is a $2000 root canal later etc).
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2023.05.30 00:55 Previous_Floor Providence Police Respond to Reports of Shots Fired (West End; Cranston Street & Bellevue Ave; Broad Daylight; 5th shooting incident in 4 days)

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2023.05.30 00:50 EchoJobs Clear Street is hiring Software Engineer, Fullstack - Trading Platform (Senior) USD 170k-240k New York, NY [Python R JavaScript TypeScript API Java Spring React]

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2023.05.30 00:31 EchoJobs Clear Street is hiring Software Engineer, Fullstack - Trading Platform (Senior) USD 170k-240k New York, NY [Python R JavaScript TypeScript API Java Spring React]

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2023.05.30 00:28 PedroJTrump Can anyone tell me who ran these two Brooklyn social clubs in the 1980s? One was where Salvatore Scarpa was killed in 1987 and was located in Dyker Heights on 74th street between 12th & 13th Avenue and the other was in Bay Ridge on 92nd Street off of Ft Hamilton Pkway.

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2023.05.30 00:25 caitphil98 Abaddonia concert 5/29 at St. Vitus in Brooklyn if anyone is looking for something to do! $15/person

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2023.05.30 00:19 APater6076 Do not fear, some dates for your diary to look forward to, and, TBH, they're not that far away!

The Fixture list, likely subject to change at the whims of Sky & TNT (BT Sport renamed), will be announced on 16th June. The game has launched prior to this a few times in the past.
The Premier League kicks off on Saturday 12th August, potentially with a Friday game on 11th August depending on Sky's wishes.
Expect Teasers on Twitter regarding pricing of some players to start in June.
The game usually launches around a month before the League starts so will likely launch around the 5th or 6th of July, although having said that, 21/22 was 51 days early.
Some big team friendlies have already been confirmed as well:
Arsenal 19 July v MLS All-Stars (Washington DC) 22 July v Man Utd (New York) 26 July v Barcelona (Los Angeles)
Aston Villa PL Summer Series 23 July v Newcastle (Lincoln Financial Field) 26 July v Fulham (Exploria Stadium) 30 July v Brentford (FedExField)
Brentford PL Summer Series 23 July v Fulham (Lincoln Financial Field) 26 July v Brighton (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) 30 July v Aston Villa (FedExField)
Brighton & Hove Albion PL Summer Series 22 July v Chelsea (Lincoln Financial Field) 26 July v Brentford (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) 28 July v Newcastle (Red Bull Arena)
Chelsea 19 July v Wrexham (North Carolina) 2 August v Dortmund (Chicago)
PL Summer Series 22 July v Brighton (Lincoln Financial Field) 26 July v Newcastle (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) 30 July v Fulham (FedExField)
Crystal Palace 26 July v Millonarios (Chicago) 30 July v Sevilla (Detroit)
Fulham PL Summer Series 23 July v Brentford (Lincoln Financial Field) 26 July v Aston Villa (Exploria Stadium) 30 July v Chelsea (FedExField)
Liverpool 30 July v Leicester (Singapore) Details 2 August v Bayern Munich (Singapore)
Man City 23 July v Yokohama F Marinos (Tokyo) 26 July v Bayern Munich (Tokyo) 30 July v Atletico Madrid (Seoul)
Man Utd 12 July v Leeds (Oslo) Details 19 July v Lyon (Edinburgh) 22 July v Arsenal (New York) 25 July v Wrexham (San Diego) 26 July v Real Madrid (Houston) 30 July v Dortmund (Las Vegas)
Newcastle (Likely more to be confirmed) 18 July v Rangers (Ibrox Stadium)
PL Summer Series 23 July v Aston Villa (Lincoln Financial Field) 26 July v Chelsea (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) 28 July v Brighton (Red Bull Arena)
Spurs 18 July v West Ham (Perth) 23 July v Leicester (Bangkok) 26 July v Roma (Singapore)
West Ham 15 July v Perth Glory (Perth) 18 July v Spurs (Perth)
Wolves 26 July v Celtic (Suwon) 29 July v Roma (Incheon) 5 August v Stade Rennais (Molineux)
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2023.05.30 00:05 ControRockBand Is it common for my child’s growth chart to look like this? 25th percentile then dropped off the charts and back to 25th percentile.

Here’s a link to a growth chart I made:
My son’s growth chart was tracking along at 25th percentile height from 2.5 to 5.5 years old.
I don’t have any data at 6 years old but apparently they dropped down to below 5th percentile at 7 years old and then shot back up to 25th 4 months later. I’ve noticed they were smaller but I didn’t know it was this drastic of a change!
I’m worried they didn’t get proper nutrition as we travelled out of country for 5 months during the summer. They had food poisoning once but overall they ate well at ny parent’s home.
Their weight also dropped to below 5th percentile when it was always hovering around 10-25% percentile for the most part. He’s always been skinny.
For reference I’m 5’2 and my husbands 5’11
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2023.05.29 23:53 Psychadelick Really happy I found these stickers!

Really happy I found these stickers!
I think it looks good on my backbone. What do you guys think?
Any Friends and B99 fans here?
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2023.05.29 23:52 Me_n_5Bs [FS] Brooklyn, NY - $450 - Axolotl Set Up (Pick up only)

[FS] Brooklyn, NY - $450 - Axolotl Set Up (Pick up only)
I have an axolotl set up that has never really been used. It has been filled with water before when I tried to get the tank cycled and stabilized, but the water in my building just wouldn't stabilize, so I've emptied it and am now selling it. Everything was purchased a year ago and is in perfect working condition. Asking $450 or best offer. Pick up ONLY.
Aqueon 40 gallon breeder tank and glass lid Tank stand Fluval 407 Perfomance Canister Filter Active Aqua AACH10HP Water Chiller Cooling System, 1/10 HP, Rated per hour: 1,020 BTU Fluval Plant 3.0 LED Planted Aquarium Lighting, 46 Watts, 36-46 Inches Some smooth large rocks and decorative wood
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