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#1 Andrew Nelson

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

I appreciate the admin for putting up this new forum where we can help one another with specific topics. I thought I would add another thread for anyone looking for geographic information on New York City, as well as the Long Island area, having livid and worked there for over forty years.

 

One of my pet peeves is watching a film and seeing the scene change five different times and none of the locations are actually even near one another. Same for books, when they are driving down a street and yet the street they have chosen is one way, in the Opposite direction !!

 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

Mmm. Okay, this is a great idea! Thanks, AQC crew. I can see myself stopping in here often to find someone to answer questions. Very cool.

 

I guess my expertise falls into a few general areas. If you want to know about the life and times in first century Palestine, I can probably help. I'm also becoming quite well-informed about the atomic bomb tests in the 1950s and 60s and about the effects of radioactive fallout. (I know. I have weird interests.  :happy: ) What else? I play violin, so I could answer questions about orchestras and/or string instruments. And I live in Arizona, so if you need info about locations, tourist areas, climate, etc., feel free to ask.

 

You can post a question here (I pop in once a day or so) or send me a PM.

 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

Jeanne

 

Why don't you start your own thread under the geographic areas you are versed in. I think posting them up by specific type will help those searching. I'd hate for someone to be looking fr help on Arizona and not check here because the title says New York City.

 

Andrew

 

I guess my expertise falls into a few general areas. If you want to know about the life and times in first century Palestine, I can probably help. I'm also becoming quite well-informed about the atomic bomb tests in the 1950s and 60s and about the effects of radioactive fallout. (I know. I have weird interests.  :happy: ) What else? I play violin, so I could answer questions about orchestras and/or string instruments. And I live in Arizona, so if you need info about locations, tourist areas, climate, etc., feel free to ask.

 


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:10 PM

Thanks, Andrew. I realized that shortly after I posted. A DUH! moment! :blush:

 

Am knee-deep in critiques for a CP right now but will do so later.

 

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:34 AM

I do have a question for Andrew......

Where in NY would be a good place to plop a fictional prison system?

I say fictional because I have no desire to ever enter a NY Prison and I just want to make one up......

Thanks in advance for the help.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:16 PM

Miz -

 

There are a zillion prisons in New York State, and you can get tons of info about them online. My brother works as a correctional officer at Attica, one of the most famous prisons in NY due to riots a few decades ago. Having visited several correctional facilities, there is a lot to prison protocol and systems and procedures, and you're still going to need to do research whether you make up an imaginary location or use a pre-existing one. If you make stuff up you're very likely to get things wildly wrong.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:17 PM

I have firsthand experience in a prison unfortunately. I just needed to know where to plop one. But it's ok, I have decided to use a different city. :)



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

Sorry, I wasn't able to answer your question earlier. I have been away for a few months and just trying to get caught back up. If you still need help just let me know.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:46 AM

As I recall, Rikers Island is the primary prison in New York City. Actually, Rikers is a "jail," not a "prison," which typically holds people long-term.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:39 AM

Correct, Rikers is not a Prison, it is a jail (actually 10 different facilities on the island) and holds offenders sentenced to less than a year or while awaiting trial. It is the primary facility, and there are four detention facilities located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:59 PM

No, sorry I don't. 


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