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Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village

Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village is a large, post-World War II private residential development on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The complex consists of 110 red brick apartment buildings on an 80-acre tract stretching from First Avenue to Avenue C, between 14th and 23rd Streets. Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village is split up into two parts: Stuyvesant Town, south of 20th Street, Peter Cooper Village, north of 20th Street. Together, the two developments contain 11,250 apartments. Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village was planned beginning in 1942 and opened its first building in 1947, it replaced the Gas House district of gas storage tanks. The complex has been sold multiple times, most in 2015 when it was sold to Ivanhoé Cambridge and Blackstone for $5.45 billion. Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village is part of Manhattan Community District 6 and its primary ZIP Codes are 10009 and 10010, it is patrolled by the 13th Precinct of the New York City Police Department.

Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village is bounded by First Avenue on the west, 23rd Street on the north, Avenue C on the east, 14th Street on the south. The complex covers about 80 acres of land including parkland. Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village contains 11,250 apartments in 110 buildings; the buildings south of 20th Street are known as Stuyvesant Town, or "Stuy Town". They were named after Peter Stuyvesant, the last director-general of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, whose farm occupied the site in the 17th century; the buildings north of 20th Street are called Peter Cooper Village, named after the 19th century industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper, who founded Cooper Union. Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village abuts the Stuyvesant Park and Gramercy Park neighborhoods on the west, the East Village and Alphabet City to the south, Kips Bay to the north; the surrounding area to the west is notable for a historic two-block park surrounded by the old Stuyvesant High School called Stuyvesant Square, Saint George's Church, the Beth Israel Medical Center.

In 1842, one gas storage tank at East 23rd Street and the river was erected followed by the construction of other gas tanks, by the late 19th century, the site of the complex had become known as the "Gashouse District" because of the many gas storage tanks owned by Consolidated Gas Company that dominated the streetscapes. The tanks, which sometimes leaked, made the area undesirable to live in, as did the Gas House Gang and other predators who operated in the area; the population was predominantly poor, at first Irish, but Germans and Jews as well. Crime in the district was endemic; when Alexander S. Williams was promoted to police captain on May 31, 1872 and assigned to the area, he met the gangs' violence with equal force of his own, putting together a brute squad that beat up gangsters with clubs, he commented: "There is more law at the end of a policeman's nightstick than in a decision of the Supreme Court."With the construction of the FDR Drive, the area began to improve. By the 1930s, all but four tanks were gone, while shabby, the area was no more blighted than many parts of the city after the years of the Great Depression.

Before the construction of Stuyvesant Town, the neighborhood contained 18 city blocks, with public schools, factories, private homes, small businesses and relatively new modern-style apartment buildings. In all, 600 buildings, containing 3,100 families, 500 stores and small factories, three churches, three schools, two theaters, were razed; as would be repeated in urban renewal projects, some 11,000 persons were forced to move from the neighborhood. In 1945, The New York Times called the move from the site "the greatest and most significant mass movement of families in New York's history." The last residents of the Gas House district, the Delman family, moved out in May 1946, allowing demolition to be completed shortly thereafter. Due to a New York City housing shortage, growing since the Depression, Stuyvesant Town was being planned as a post-war housing project in 1942–43, some years before the end of World War II. A provision was made; the complex was developed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, was based on its earlier development in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, completed in 1942.

The same companies and developers built Riverton, completed around the same time. Metropolitan Life president Frederick H. Ecker said of Stuyvesant Town in its initial offering that it would make it possible for generations of New Yorkers "to live in a park – to live in the country in the heart of New York." On the first day the company received 7,000 applications. The complex's first tenants, two World War II veterans and their families, moved into the first completed building on August 1, 1947. In 1947, rents ranged from $50 to $91 per month. Current rents range from $3,300 for a one bedroom apartment to $9,000 for a 5 bedroom unit. Stuyvesant Town was controversial from the beginning. In 1943, the National Association of Housing Officials described the fight as "a battle up to now lacking only in beer bottles and murder." Although nominally a private development, it was championed by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses, called the "dominant force in creation" of both Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.

At the behest of Mayor LaGuardia, Moses sought "to induce insurance companies and sa

Ramgram, Nepal

Ramgram is a town and municipality and headquarter of Parasi District in the Province No. 5 of Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 25,990 in 4,972 households; the former name of Parasi is still used. Ramgram is about 9 km from the Mahendra Highway, the arterial roadway of Nepal, connected through Sunwal Municipality; this roadway is called Tanka Prasad Acharya Marga. The regular jeep and bus run through this roadway from Sunwal Jeep Station. Nowadays it is connected through highway, 5 km from bumahi, a small town connected to Mahendra Highway. Ramgram is Hindu but an important place for Buddhists because it is the location of Ramagrama stupa; this stupa, constructed around 2,500 BCE, contains one of the relics of Buddha. To promote the local culture, Parasi has Radio Parasi -- 90.2 MHz. It is located in Ramgram ward no. 3, Sangamtole. It produces many programs for all age groups. To promote culture, it broadcasts programs in many languages, their educational programs help students at exam time too.

They have a musical program in which they play the songs of all categories which are latest in the market

Alaskan Knights

Alaskan Knights known as Animal Rhythm is some reissues, is an animated cartoon by Columbia Pictures, as part of the Krazy Kat series. Travelling through the frosty landscape, Krazy rides on a sled pulled by a pack of huskies. At the end of his journey, he enters a saloon; the saloon is filled with dancing guests but Krazy stands by the counter. Moments a beautiful female rat in a skirt and pumps shows up at the balcony before walking downstairs, she approaches and selects Krazy to be her dance partner. They begin to strut their stuff. After Krazy and the rat sat by a table where they each drank a mug of ale, play a tune of Oh! Susanna, the cat decides to have fun on his own, he picks up a bow and comes to a table occupied by a sleeping hefty patron. Getting carried away, Krazy pulls one of the hefty patron's mustaches and rubs the bow on them as if they were violin strings. In no time, that patron wakes up gives Krazy an intimidating gaze, but before an attack could be delivered, Krazy takes a pin, pricks his would-be-attacker who explodes.

In this, a group of smaller and harmless versions of the patron appeared and started dancing merrily. Krazy and the rat went on to join the celebration. Though Krazy's date in the short is a rat, her clothes suggests she is a prototype for the spaniel who would appear in the same year; the short is available in the Columbia Cartoon Collection: Volume 1. Alaskan Knights on IMDb Alaskan Knights at the Big Cartoon Database

Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing

Not to be confused with Nicktoons Racing or Nicktoons Nitro. Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing is a platform racing computer game developed by American studio Pronto Games, Inc. and published by ValuSoft, with THQ. It was released on February 15, 2006, in the United States for the Microsoft Windows operating system, it is the successor to the 2000 game Nicktoons Racing, alongside the all of the characters are from Nicktoons Unite! in 2005. The game includes Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, Timmy Turner, Danny Phantom; each racer has her own unique vehicle to drive. There are three levels that have several different modes to complete, including Practice, Grand Prix, Versus mode. By winning the Grand Prix mode, you'll be able to unlock multiple villains to play against, such as Sheldon J. Plankton, Mr. Crocker, Vlad Plasmius, Professor Calamitous, or you could open other tracks to drive on, such as challenge levels. In a race, Powerups can be acquired to be used against other racers.

Some of the courses are based directly on the characters in the game. Plankton Mr. Crocker Vlad Plasmius Professor Calamitous Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants Debi Derryberry as Jimmy Neutron David Kaufman as Danny Phantom Tara Strong as Timmy Turner Mr. Lawrence as Sheldon J. Plankton Tim Curry as Professor Calamitous Martin Mull as Vlad Plasmius Carlos Alazraqui as Denzel Crocker Mini-games are available, but players have to unlock them before they can play them. Players can unlock all four villains to play as too

The Toy Wife

The Toy Wife is a 1938 American drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Luise Rainer and Melvyn Douglas. The period film was written by Zoë Akins. Set during the American Civil War, The Toy Wife tells the story of Frou-Frou, a 16-year-old coquette, she has been in France to attend a prestigious school, but is now returning to her family plantation in Louisiana. Craving to go to New Orleans, she fakes a toothache to visit a dentist there, she is chaperoned by Madame Vallaire, but soon ditches her to attend a ball. There, she meets Vaillare's son Andre, a wastral whom she is attracted to. After returning home, Frou-Frou and her older sister Louise befriend Georges Sartoris, a family friend who received a knife wound after prosecuting a white man for killing a black slave. Louise is in love with him, but encourages her sister to marry him after finding out Georges is more interested in Frou-Frou; as suggested, Frou-Frou and Georges marry. Five years their four-year-old son celebrates his birthday.

Georges is worried his wife is after all those years still flirtatious. Fearing she would be unable to give up her life style to become attached to the household, Georges asks Louise to teach her sister how to be a wife. Things don't work out as planned and it is Louise, doing all the chores. Meanwhile, Frou-Frou becomes reacquainted with Andre. At home, she realises her sister is taking over her life, winning over the heart of both Georges and her son. Outraged, she soon elopes with Andre. Six months Frou-Frou's father Victor is informed by Madame Vallaire that his daughter and Andre are living in New York City. Distraught, Victor dies the same day. Meanwhile, Frou-Frou and Andre are living in poverty due to Andre's gambling debts, her father's will leaves her with half of his plantation, but she forfeits her share to her son Georgie. When she and Andre return to New Orleans, jealous ex-husband Georges challenges Andre to a duel. Everybody suspects Andre will win, it is hinted that Andre had purposely chosen to be the loser in the duel, because he chose pistols as the weapons, rather than his actual preference of swords.

Time goes by and Frou-Frou is now a poor woman, dying of pneumonia. One evening, while praying in church, she is noticed by Louise, she makes Georges realize that Frou-Frou become the woman she was for him, explaining, what he wanted. Touched, he visits Frou-Frou and allows her to see her son again, he takes her back home and is told there by Frou-Frou he should marry Louise. Soon after, Frou-Frou dies. Luise Rainer as Gilberte'Frou Frou' Brigard Melvyn Douglas as George Sartoris Robert Young as Andre Vallaire Barbara O'Neil as Louise Brigard H. B. Warner as Victor Brigard Alma Kruger as Madame Vallaire Libby Taylor as Suzanne Theresa Harris as Pickaninny'Pick' Walter Kingsford as Judge Rondell Clinton Rosemond as Pompey Clarence Muse as Brutus Leonard Penn as Gaston Vincent The film is based upon the French play Froufrou by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac, premiering in 1869; the film is referred to as a costume drama. 1938 in the film industry was the year of the revival of interest in the American Civil War.

Gone with the Wind was a huge success and a movie adaption was in works. With Warner Bros. distributing Jezebel as well, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer knew they couldn't be left behind. A Civil War-themed film was rushed into production released as The Toy Wife; the film starred Luise Rainer, an actress, labeled as difficult to work with. She had become famous in a short period by winning two Oscars for her portrayal of Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld and O-Lan in The Good Earth; the public didn't care about her anymore and she angered studio head Louis B. Mayer by demanding a higher salary, his reaction was casting her in B-films only, including The Toy Wife. There was a schedule conflict during the production, which forced director Richard Thorpe to withdraw from the direction of The Shopworn Angel, a drama film starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart. There was a lack of a big budget. By casting Rainer, the studio couldn't afford a famous male lead and assigned Melvyn Douglas instead. Greer Garson was at one point considered for the role of Louise, but Rainer and Thorpe objected to the idea.

Although the studio thought the film would be a hit, it became a flop. According to MGM records the film earned $557,000 in the US and Canada and $298,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $29,000; the Toy Wife was dismissed as a tearjerker and the plot was criticized. Rainer received a lot of negative criticism, with The New York Times calling her portrayal "wound too for anybody's comfort"; the critic noted she was being "too feminine". Neither she nor the studio was happy with the results. Rainer said her casting in this movie was a failed punishment, because she insisted she loved working with Douglas. Rainer was known for hating Hollywood and all the insiders, but described Douglas as a loving person, one of the few caring about more than acting. Rainer ended her contract with the studio the same year and retired from the film industry. A Hungry Heart The Toy Wife at the American Film Institute Catalog The Toy Wife on IMDb The Toy Wife at the TCM Movie Database The Toy Wife at AllMovie

Living Films

Living Films is an international film production company based in Thailand. It has produced feature films, still-photo shoots and television projects that have included The Hangover Part II, Shanghai and Changeland. Living Films was founded by Chris Lowenstein in 1996. Lowenstein studied film at Beloit College in Wisconsin and began his career as a production assistant for Gus Van Sant working on the film My Own Private Idaho, he worked as a production assistant for the Thailand filming of Heaven & Earth in 1993. After similar work with the films Operation Dumbo Drop and The Quest, Lowenstein opened his own production company in Chiang Mai. Living Films produces feature films, still-photo shoots and television projects. In 2006, during the filming of Bangkok Dangerous starring Nicolas Cage, the ruling government of Thailand was overthrown. In 2013, A fire broke out on the set of No Escape starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell. There were no injuries to cast and production had wrapped for the day.

The fire was thought to have been caused by faulty power supply. Official website Living Films on IMDb