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What do you call a woman who stands between two goal posts? Annette. All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. Police have nothing to go on. They arrested the former chewing gum manufacturer for unlicensed ex-spearmints.

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Though police claimed otherwise, it is tempting to wonder whether the massive reallocation of police to London gave rioters more opportunities elsewhere. However one explains it, Thursday night was the night on which the country beyond London really burned: in Nottingham, at around 10:30pm, 30-40 men firebombed a police station; in Liverpool a crowd of youths assembled at 11:30pm, throwing missiles at police and attacking shops; at Birmingham’s New Street station, police fought up to 200 looters who had attacked shops and set fire to cars - shots were fired at police, including at a helicopter, and petrol bombs thrown; from 11pm in Gloucester - a small provincial market town, which had nonetheless been rioting before - rioting and looting took place; in Manchester, though the third largest force in the country, police lot control of the city center as looting and arson kicked off in the shopping area. But the most dramatic events were probably in Salford, a city of about 250,000 in the another anti-police riot ignited.
—  A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats - Endnotes

The Long Abandoned City Hall Subway Station in New York

The City Hall station was meant to be the crown jewel in the city’s new subway system. It was opened in 1904 as the southern terminal of the Manhattan Main Line (which is now part of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line). Located beneath the public area in front of City Hall, the station has always been considered the most beautiful in the city.

Using an unusually luxurious style of architecture along with colored glass tile work, beautiful skylights and dignified brass chandeliers, the station was undoubtedly unique. Although it was the focus of the subway system groundbreaking ceremony in 1904, City Hall station eventually fell into disuse.

By 1945, only around 600 people per day were being served by the elegantly appointed station. As the trains grew longer and added doors in the middle of the cars, the City Hall platforms were no longer suitable. There were now unsafe gaps between the train cars and the platform; in other stations, the platforms were rebuilt or extended, but this wasn’t an option in the tightly-curved City Hall station.

Rather than undertaking a very costly renovation of the station which was hardly used by the public, the city decided to close it down. The station’s last day of service was December 31, 1945.

Recently, the MTA changed the rules to allow passengers to ride through the gorgeous City Hall station. Although the station is still closed to passengers, you can get a glimpse of the former glory of this interesting piece of New York history by sitting back and relaxing while the number 6 makes it loop.