Harlem station (CTA Blue Line O'Hare branch)

Harlem known as Harlem/Higgins, is an'L' station on the CTA's Blue Line. It is not to be confused with the other Harlem Blue Line station. Trains run from Harlem every 2–7 minutes during rush hour, take 30–45 minutes to travel to the Loop. O'Hare-bound trains take 10 minutes to reach the airport from Harlem; the station is located in the northwest side neighborhood of Norwood Park. Harlem station opened on February 27, 1983 as part of the 7.9-mile extension of the West-Northwest Route from Jefferson Park to O'Hare. Similar to the 1970-built stations on the previous Kennedy Extension, Harlem station sits in the median of the Kennedy Expressway. Where the previous Kennedy stations were all designed by Skidmore and Merrill to be aesthetically similar in appearance, stations on the O'Hare Extension beyond Jefferson Park were designed by four different firms in a variety of architectural styles; the Harlem station, the only one designed by SOM, shares a similar boxy, open design of the previous 1970 Kennedy Extension, except the newer Harlem station has an enclosed platform canopy where the support frame was designed on the highway median walls, thus providing an unobstructed platform, free of column supports.

An identical canopy frame was employed at the Cumberland station, however, it was designed another architectural super-giant, Perkins + Will. CTA 88 Higgins 90 HarlemPace 209 Busse Highway 423 Linden CTA/The Glen/Harlem CTA Harlem Harlem/Lake Harlem Station Page Harlem Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View Bus Terminal Entrance along Bryn Mawr Avenue from Google Maps Street View Bus Terminal Entrance along Higgins Avenue from Google Maps Street View


UFC 7: The Brawl in Buffalo was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 8, 1995, at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States, released on home video. UFC 7 featured an eight-man tournament, a UFC Superfight Championship match between reigning UFC champion Ken Shamrock and UFC 6 tournament winner Oleg Taktarov, three alternate fights, which were not shown on the live pay-per-view broadcast; the tournament had weight limits. Each match had no rounds, but a 20-minute time limit was imposed for the quarterfinal and semi-final round matches in the tournament; the finals of the tournament and the Superfight had a 30-minute time limit and, if necessary, a five-minute overtime. Consistent with early UFC events, the time limit was not followed as the Superfight only featured a three-minute overtime due to pay-per-view time constraints. Regardless of this, the show ran over its three-hour pay-per-view slot, cutting off some viewers from seeing the final match.

The referee for the main card was'Big' John McCarthy. Michael Buffer served as the guest ring announcer for the night. Michael Buffer mistakenly announced that Buffalo Memorial Auditorium was the home of the Buffalo Bills. In fact, it was the home of the Buffalo Sabres. Marco Ruas won the tournament by defeating Paul Varelans; this was the first UFC event to be held in the state of New York. After the event, mixed martial arts were illegal in New York, which prohibited UFC or any other promotion from holding any further MMA events in the state. UFC would not hold another event in the state until UFC 205 in New York City 21 years later. Ultimate Fighting Championship List of UFC champions List of UFC events 1995 in UFC Mixed martial arts in New York UFC 7 results at Official UFC website