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Union Street station (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)

Union Street is a local station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Union Street in Brooklyn, New York City, serving the communities of Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, it is served by the R train at all times. The D and N trains stop here during late nights, a few rush-hour W trains stop here in the peak direction. Union Street opened on June 22, 1915 as part of the initial portion of the BMT Fourth Avenue Line to 59th Street; the station was renovated twice. The first time was in the late 1970s; the original trim lines were replaced with white cinderblock tiles, except for small recesses in the walls, which contain gray-painted cinderblock tiles. The staircases were repaired and new platform edges were installed; the gray cinderblock field contains the station-name signs and white text pointing to the exits. The renovation replaced incandescent lighting with fluorescent lighting; the station was renovated again from 1991 to 1994.

The $2.397 million contract for the project was awarded on February 28, 1991. During the closure of the southbound platform, the glazed tiles at the station were defaced with graffiti, were cleaned prior to the station's reopening with a heavy duty cleaner, which damaged the glazing. A modification to the contract was approved on May 23, 1994; as part of the modification, new graffiti resistant ceramic tile was installed, advertising panels and trash bins were removed and reinstalled, exhaust systems were added in the porter rooms at both platforms, the wall-mounted conductors board was replaced by a ceiling-mounted one. The modification cost $174,000, change orders cost $111,004; the Brooklyn-bound platform was closed between July 15 and November 15, 1991, while the Manhattan-bound platform was closed between February 19 and June 20, 1992. In addition to upgrading the same elements that were replaced in the previous overhaul, tiling on floors and track walls, the public announcement system, safety treads along platform edges and track-beds were replaced.

It included an art installation by Emmett Wigglesworth called CommUnion. It features twenty-two panels of various designs in the recessed area of the platform tiles above the station signs and other designs on the openings in the track walls; as part of the 2015–2019 Capital Program, $300 million was allocated to enhance station access and provide ADA-accessibility at 15 stations chosen by the city. Four stations were being evaluated including the Union Street station; this underground station has two side platforms. The center express tracks are used by the N during daytime hours. A white tiled curtain wall separates them from the local tracks. Both platforms are columnless except for a section at their extreme north ends, where they were extended to 615 feet in the 1960s to accommodate the standard length of a B Division train. Here, the columns are cream colored I-beams; the ceiling is lower in this section. Each platform has one same-level fare control area in the center and there are no crossovers or crossunders to allow free transfer between directions.

The Manhattan-bound side has a fare control area, a turnstile bank, token booth, two street stairs. The stairs on the Manhattan-bound platform go up to the southeast corner of Union Street and Fourth Avenue while those on the Bay Ridge-bound platform goes up to the southwest corner; the Bay Ridge-bound side has a fare control area, a turnstile bank without a token booth, two street stairs. – BMT 4th Avenue: Union Street The Subway Nut — Union Street Pictures MTA's Arts For Transit — Union Street Union Street entrance from Google Maps Street View Platform from Google Maps Street View

Bush (beer)

Bush is a Belgian beer. There are a few types of Bush but the most famous is the high-fermentation amber beer with a strong taste of malt. Known as Bush 16, its official name is now Amber Bush, it is the flagship product of the Dubuisson Brewery, situated in Pipaix in the municipality of Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium. Bush has an alcohol level that makes Amber Bush one of the strongest beers, its label claims that it is "The strongest Belgian beer". In 1933, one year after Alfred and Amédée inherited their parents' brewery, they decided to compete with the English who occupied a good position on the market of strong beers, with an alcohol content ranging from 6 or 7 to 8%; that is. To compete with the English, he translated it into English. Dubuisson bière would be translated into English as Bush beer. However, in the United States, the beer is sold under the name "Scaldis". In 1998, the name Bush beer changed to become the Amber Bush, the characteristic colour of this beer; the brewery is independent.

In terms of raw materials, the brewery is semi-independent, since the brewery has its own laboratory yeast culture and uses water drawn from its sub-soil. The brewery has its own well, the water used is drawn between 37 and 45 metres deep pure water, essential for a good beer; the raw materials must be purchased. The hops and barley come from the Czech Republic. Amber Bush: created in 1933 under the name of Bush Beer, it is one of the oldest "special" Belgian beers and the most popular among Bush beers, it contains alcohol and it is sold in 33 cl bottles. Bottles of 75cl, are known as Tripel Amber Bush. Bush Blonde with 10.5% alcohol content is sold in 33 cl bottles. Bottles of 75cl are called Bush Blonde Triple. Christmas Bush is a 12 degree beer and it is sold in bottles of 33 cl. Bottles of 75cl, are known under the name of Christmas Premium Bush with 13% of alcohol. Night Bush contains 13% of alcohol; this is a Christmas Bush that has matured between 6 and 9 months in wooden casks having contained Burgundy from Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Luxury Bush contains 13% of alcohol. This is an Amber Bush, it is only sold in bottles of 75 cl. Pêche Mel' Bush with its 8.5% alcohol volume is made up of half Timmermans lambic beer and half Amber Bush. Production of the Bush 7 was discontinued. Cuvée des Trolls has an alcohol content of 7% and it is the only beer of the Dubuisson brewery not to be called Bush. However, although this beer is a product of the Dubuisson brewery, two microbreweries are devoted to it. One situated in another one in the student city of Louvain-la-Neuve, it is sold in bottles of 33 cl. Bottles of 75cl are known as Tripel Cuvée des Trolls. In 1996, the brewery exported its products to France, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Canada and the United States. Today, the brewery exports to Taiwan, Hungary and South Africa. Website of the Dubuisson brewery Belgian Family Brewers

Bruno Catalano

Bruno Catalano is a French sculptor, most renown for creating sculptures of figures with substantial sections missing. From Morocco, Bruno is the third and last child of a Sicilian family. In 1970 the Catalano family left Morocco for France. In 1982 he started working at the Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée, he stayed there 4 years until suk yuh muddah86. He cites his experience as a sailor as central to his inspiration, he is an electrician. Catalano was acquainted with sculpting in 1981 in Marseille where he enrolled in Françoise Hamel's modeling classes. After two years of education, he opened his own art practise in 1985 and secured an oven in which he would bake his first clay figure. Catalano began to make big bronze sculptures, his first works were compact and conventional but the series become expressive. In 2004 a flaw in one of his characters – a depiction of Cyrano – prompted him to dig and hollow out the chest. A new path of work ensues. An exhibition took place in Marseille in September 2013, to celebrate its status as the European Capital of Culture with ten life-size sculptures exhibited at the port of Marseille.

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Eschweiler is a municipality in the district of Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany on the river Inde, near the German-Belgian-Dutch frontier, about 15 kilometres east of Aachen and 50 kilometres west of Cologne. Celts and Romans. 828 First mentioned by the biographer of Charlemagne. 1394 Coal mining first mentioned. For some centuries part of the Duchy of Jülich. 1678 Completely destroyed except one house and the valuable leather Pietà. 1794 To France. 1800 French municipal rights and capital of the Canton of Eschweiler in the French Département de la Roer. 1816 To Prussia. The French Cantons of Burtscheid and Eschweiler are put together to form the Prussian Kreis Aachen. 1838 Foundation of the first joint stock company in the Kingdom of Prussia: Eschweiler Bergwerksverein EBV. 1858 Prussian municipal rights. Its quarters Hehlrath, Kinzweiler and St. Jöris are released in order to form the new municipality of Kinzweiler. 1932 Hastenrath and Nothberg become a part of Eschweiler. 1944 Heavily destroyed in World War II, the last coal mine was flooded during the war and never been re-opened.

Part of the federal land of North Rhine-Westphalia. 1960s Complete modernization of Eschweiler's downtown and regulation of the Inde in order to prevent the regular inundations. 1972 Reorganization of administration in North Rhine-Westphalia: Eschweiler increases overnight from some 38,000 inhabitants to about 55,000 by receiving the villages Dürwiß, Laurenzberg and Weisweiler. Kinzweiler, after 114 years, comes back. 1970s Eschweiler loses seven quarters because of the brown-coal opencast mining: Erberich, Langendorf, Lohn, Lürken and Pützlohn. Eschweiler main sights include: Artificial lake Blausteinsee the Old Townhall two pilgrim churches main parish church of St. Peter und Paul with the Leather Pietà from 1360 the chapel dwelling house of the former Cistercians nunnery of St. Jöris, skull relic in St. Jöris' church, baroque altar in Hehlrath's church Old Mill of Gressenich. Present is a series of castle and manors: Castle of Eschweiler Castle of Kambach Castle of Kinzweiler Castle of Nothberg Castle of Palant Castle of Röthgen Castle of Weisweiler Manor of Broich Manor of Drimborn Manor of Nothberg Eschweiler has three municipal halls, a cinema, a municipal art collection and the so-called Culture Centre Talbahnhof for cabaret and music events.

Every summer the Eschweiler Music Festival EMF takes place. People go to the numerous pubs around the Market Place and in the old-town alley Schnellengasse as well as to the large-scale discothèque Klejbor's. Eschweiler is a center of Rhineland carnival, it has more than 20 active carnival clubs, every Monday before Lent it has the third of Germany's longest carnival processions. Sauerbraten Potato fritters with black bread, apple syrup, sugar beet syrup or stewed apples Blood sausage crude or fried Hemmel on Äed mashed potatoes with stewed apples and fried blood pudding Rice pies, apricot pies, pear pies - 20 cm in diameter; every year, there are 25,000 out-patients. The Euregio Breast Centre is part of the hospital. Soccer, ice hockey, open-air swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, horse sports, handball. Eschweiler isn't too remarkable with industries. Chemicals and goods are the main products, while it has a lignite-powered power plant rated at 2.8 GW. The lignite deposits in the region are former Miocene swamp forest dominated by Castanopsis, a type of chinkapin.

Such plants do not occur in Europe. A type of fossil wood has been described from logs found in Eschweiler mines, it was named Castanoxylon eschweilerense in reference to the town. Eschweiler has six railway stations: Eschweiler Hauptbahnhof, Eschweiler-Aue, Eschweiler-West, Eschweiler-Talbahnhof, Eschweiler-Nothberg, Eschweiler-Weisweiler and Nothberg. Eschweiler-St. Jöris is planned. Eschweiler has two bus terminals and bus lines in its whole vicinity. Autobahn exits on the A 4 include Eschweiler-Ost and Weisweiler; the city can be reached by three exits on the A 44: Aldenhoven and Broichweiden. Anna Sorokin, fraudster József Ács, conductor, director of the Franz Liszt Society of Eschweiler Theo Altmeyer, tenor Heinrich Boere, German-Dutch war criminal Götz Briefs, national economist and social philosopher Willibert Kauhsen, racing driver Johannes Bündgens, auxiliary bishop of Aachen Markus Daun, soccer player Gerhard Fieseler Andreas Gielchen, soccer player Susanne Kasperczyk, soccer player Claus Killing-Günkel, esperantologist Sascha Klein, water jumper Kevin Kratz, footballer Wilhelm Lexis, national economist and statistician Franz Reuleaux Michaela Schaffrath, porn actress and actress Karl-Heinz Smuda, ghostwriter and publisher in Berlin and Norfolk

Tonawanda Municipal Building

Tonawanda Municipal Building is a historic municipal building located at Kenmore in Erie County, New York. It was designed by the noted Buffalo architecture firm Green and James and built in 1936 with funds provide by the Works Progress Administration, it is a two-story, steel brick building clad in limestone with Art Deco design elements. The building serves as home to both the Village of Town of Tonawanda governments, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Official Website of the Village of Kenmore Official Website of the Town of Tonawanda Waymarking: Village of Kenmore, NY