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Cbs2 HQ NYC.jpegEdit

Among the hundreds of photos needing categories in Commons:Category:Unidentified locations in New York City is now this photo, purported to have been "Cbs2 HQ" and "WCBS-TV studios" at the time. It seems to be a protrusion from a larger building, of a different design, on a well-travelled street. It has banners for The Early Show and The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and the camera date is April 2007. I've followed Black Rock (CBS HQ) and CBS Broadcast Center each all the way around the block on Google Street View and still couldn't find it, and they both look different than the big building in this photo anyway. What and where is this thing? --Closeapple (talk) 20:16, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

The style of the facade reminds me of the "new Rockefeller Center" on the west side of 6th Avenue, a little south of Black Rock. Tomorrow if weather is good I intend to walk on over there and try to identify it. Jim.henderson (talk) 14:43, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
It's the General Motors building. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 16:06, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
True; see Google Street view May 2009. Cartier moved in there between 2011 and 2013. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 03:11, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
So, should this image be liberated from "Unidentified …" and be categorized in Commons:Category:General Motors Building (Manhattan)? -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 01:28, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
  DoneRhododendrites talk \\ 03:54, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Drat, I see that place frequently and should have identified it easily. All done. Jim.henderson (talk) 16:10, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
And with coordinates, no less. Thanks! --Closeapple (talk) 03:59, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Conversion of subprojects to taskforcesEdit


Greetings to all, I recently noticed that WikiProject Chinese in New York City and WikiProject City University of New York are no longer active. I'm thinking it makes sense to transistion these into WPNYC as taskforces where all project members here can more easily maintain them, what does everyone else think?

I've already been helping in a few cases (e.g. WT:NY) to transition inactive WikiProjects to taskforces; so I'm willing to do the template sandbox work and write up any RM/TR or other requests needed if there is a consensus in favor.

Please be patient regarding responses; I may may be able to reply the next day, but it might also be a week depending on what's going on, thanks. (please ping on reply)

𝒬𝔔 01:09, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Neutral ping to project creators (epicgeniusMegs) to offer the opportunity for input.

𝒬𝔔 22:52, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

@Quantocius Quantotius: Hi! While WikiProject CUNY is somewhat inactive on wiki, it's been very active at CUNY. I request that this remains a separate project. Its primary focus is to connect Wikipedians at CUNY, and not to edit article about CUNY or the surrounding areas. For this reason, it might make sense to remove it as a subgroup of WikiProject NYC. Megs (talk) 19:59, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
@Megs: Thanks for your reply. I'm still kind of finding my way around here and WPCUNY is the first WikiProject I've run across that is primarily about off-wiki activity; in fact I didn't even know there were any WikiProjects that had an off-wiki focus.
In any event, I have two thoughts about this. First, the idea behind a TASKFORCE is that it reduces bureaucratic overhead so in this case WPNYC would just start providing much of the procedural and technical infrastructure, but the taskforce could still have it's own discussions and pages, in fact there is no need to move any pages at all and indeed with the massive WikiProject New York merger we did not do so, just in case that is your primary concern. Second, it would be wrong to convert a project to a taskforce over the objection of its members, therefore as long as an objection remains WPCUNY should remain separate.
To your other point I'm unclear all the steps it would take to remove WPNYC as a parent project (although I can do the research if you feel strongly about this), it would most likely have to start with a discussion here, presumably in a separate thread to reduce confusion. But there's also other pages that document the larger WikiProject organizational scheme and some of those would need to be modified as well. It might be best to ask at WT:Council to get a faster reply as I'm not an everyday editor. On the note, it may be tricky for me to reply again for a few days, but I will try to get back to you by the weekend if possible.
𝒬𝔔 22:56, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Just noting for the record that WikiProject Chinese in New York City (only) has been converted into a task-force and following bot runs we are at     Y Merger complete. I've decided to leave the pages in place for now to allow an easier spin out later if desired. Given the objection above WikiProject City University of New York will remain separate for the time being.

𝒬𝔔 22:59, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Another photo requestEdit

Similar to above, Boxers NYC Washington Heights needs an image if any project members can help. Thanks, ---Another Believer (Talk) 13:23, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Independence ManorEdit

Independence Manor needs some tlc, and would seem worthy of it. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:59, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

perhaps I'm missing something obvious, but I find no indication this is a notable building. StarM 00:07, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Camera aabb.svg Photo request: Women's Rights Pioneers MonumentEdit

Requesting photograph(s) for Women's Rights Pioneers Monument. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:26, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

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