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  • Michael Krakovskiy 5:35 am on May 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beautiful metal rondels, , , John D. Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller Sr., , , Oscar Bach, , Radio City Music, Radio City Music Hall, , , , , , Women in the United States Navy   

    Rockefeller Center Wardrobe Malfunction 

    It’s now my 7th year working in the Rockefeller Center. I’ve been walking in it, around it and under it almost daily. Little by little the place opens its little secrets to me – a hidden restaurant here, an eccentric pigeon enthusiast or a subterranean piece of art there.

    I used to walk around the place with my camera in hand, like a tourist. Now I am a bit more like the dozens of professional photographers that inhabit the place (Rock Center is home to many news agencies), as my camera is a little nicer. With the nicer gear I get to see smaller details.

    John D. Rockefeller Sr., a very strict Baptist, did not approve of drinking and dancing. His son, John D. Jr, was a little less strict — there was dancing at his wedding, despite his father’s wishes (although still no booze). A lot of people think that John D. Sr was the one who built the Rockefeller Center, but you just need to look around the place to realize that Senior probably did not even set foot in it: the architectural art features dozens of naked or half-naked men and women.

    For instance, Radio City Music hall features three beautiful metal rondels designed by Hildreth Meiere. These have more exposed nipples than a dosen Superbowls.

    The one depicting “Drama” hides, what I guess is a little joke by Oscar Bach, the metalsmith who executed Meiere’s design.

    The maiden on the right is sporting a piece of nipple jewelry in a form of an old fashioned slotted screw:

     
  • Michael Krakovskiy 12:22 pm on January 30, 2003 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: club I, , , , , , Lavazza, , News Club, , , , Radio City Music Hall, Team Newscorp, Trieste,   

    Thank You, Corporate Masters! 

    This is so amazingly cool. Ooooh.

    Well, it turns out that the whole third floor of the Newscorp Building has been turned into the News Club which is open to the employees of all Newscorp companies. It consists of a number of conference rooms and classrooms, a gym and an espresso bar! They have a pretty decent superautomatic machine. The coffee is Moka D’oro (check out the logo on the site), which is no Espresso Vivache by a long shot. From packaged brands Illy and Lavazza are much better than it too. But it’s still a passable brand. And the barrista is keeping the machine very clean. And they serve espresso in porcelain cups. And it costs one dollar!!!

    The gym is $5 a week. Woooo! I am joining.

    See, and I was just complaining about how there was no club I could go to. News Club rocks! Laptop ports, papers from all over the world on the tables, view of Radio City Music Hall. I don’t want to go home to my dumpy apartment.

    You know, those four espressos that I’ve had there today boosted my morale much better than Team Newscorp yacht.

     
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