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HAMILTON FOUNTAIN, Upper West Side

There are a number of reminders around town of the days when ole Dobbin was the fastest means of transportation. You’ve seen hitching posts, some with carved horse heads; stone blocks at curblines, placed there so you could step from…

PEREGRINE FALCON, Upper West Side

The word “peregrine” originally meant “foreign or outlandish” but today, the term applies only to the peregrine falcon, the fastest bird in the world. According to the National Geographic, peregrine falcons have reached nearly 245 miles…

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