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Our Sister Cities: Ushuaia

Our Sister Cities: Ushuaia

Many American cities have ‘sister cities’ all over the world, and we are no exception. In fact, our city is nominally partnered with municipalities from every continent except Antarctica. And we’re not very far from having a partner down there, too. Our sister city in South America is Ushuaia, Argentina (pop. 30,000), the southernmost city…

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Friday Facts: Streets and Bridges

Friday Facts: Streets and Bridges

:: Seventy-one percent of the surface streets in the city run within one degree of north-south or east-west. The most noteworthy exception is Algonquin Avenue, which changes direction by more than five degrees 16 times along its length. :: The Bedford Gate, marking the point where Essen Boulevard enters West Arcadia, was erected in 1963,…

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Boxing Day, with Industrial Solvents

Boxing Day, with Industrial Solvents

In many modern urban centers Boxing Day has devolved into little more than the first opportunity for recipients of unwanted or ill-sized gifts to put them back into boxes for exchange or store credit. But at the Paulson Solvent Company on Commerce Avenue, just across the northern boundary of South Factoryville, the medieval custom of…

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Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival

Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival

After many years as a small, localized celebration of cultural heritage, the Sons of Walloon Christmas Beer Festival has become one of the city’s most popular holiday tourist destinations. Founded in 1898 by Voornaam Goossens, the self-proclaimed ‘Mayor of Belgium Town’ (as the Belgian Quarter was known until 1939), the festival celebrates the over 450…

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The Ostahanoc River

The Ostahanoc River

If you examine an aerial photo of the city’s East Side you’ll spy a narrow line resembling an inverted question mark running from northeast to southwest. It doesn’t follow any street, although in places there are streets running alongside it, and it is clearly different from the trace left some miles to the west by…

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