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Bust of George Floyd[edit]

The bust of George Floyd has already been vandalized. How disheartening... ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:29, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Sigh. I hate people sometimes. Star Mississippi 12:41, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

Camera aabb.svg BTW, image requested for this article. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:57, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

Unfortunately, because the US doesn't have freedom of panorama for public art, copyright would prohibit an upload to Commons. But it should qualify for a non-free image uploaded to Wikipedia. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:32, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
Yes, thanks for clarifying. Hoping someone can upload an image under fair use. ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:06, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

Live near Prospect Park? Take pictures, upload to Commons, win prizes![edit]

The Wikimedia NYC Prospect Park nature photo contest is underway, running through the end of September! Anyone is welcome to participate. No special gear required (there's even one prize for best picture taken with a smartphone camera).

We also have an event page on (linked from their calendar).

Take pictures of birds, trees, flowers, insects, turtles, squirrels, the lake... anything "nature" and upload them using the campaign link on the contest page. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 04:52, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

Update: This event has been extended to 10/31! - Take pictures of foliage or other nature in Prospect Park and upload them using the Prospect Park campaign on Commons! — Rhododendrites talk \\ 19:29, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

October monthly collaboration[edit]

It's time to pick this month's monthly collaboration!

Here are four options to vote on. Remember you can add possible future topics here.

New York City waterfront

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Asian Americans in New York City

  1. Wil540 art (talk) 23:38, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

stubs at Template:Public art in Manhattan

  1. Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:33, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
  2. Pharos (talk) 17:27, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
  3. Epicgenius (talk) 12:52, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

List of parks in The Bronx

  1. Wil540 art (talk) 23:38, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
  2. Pharos (talk) 17:27, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Plaque possibly at the Federal Reserve[edit]

I asked about this three years ago, and nobody has answered me; Is this plaque located on the Federal Reserve Bank Building? ---------User:DanTD (talk) 15:00, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Or is this on another building within the Financial District?
Ted Weiss Federal Building. You can actually see the seal in Google Streetview here. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:12, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Ghost Forest[edit]

I recently created a draft for Ghost Forest, an art installation by Maya Lin currently on view in Madison Square Park. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Thriley (talk) 17:55, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

New York City Subway[edit]

There is currently a discussion underway to change the article name from New York City Subway to New York City subway. Cards84664 13:00, 15 October 2021 (UTC)

Two images of a Bee-Line bus to Bedford Park[edit]

There are these two images of a New Flyer articulated bus on Bee-Line's W21 route going to Bedford Park in the Bronx underneath what I suspect is the IRT Jerome Avenue Line. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 14:54, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

I believe the photographs were taken underneath the northwest end of the Mosholu Parkway station. The bus is southbound going to Bedford Park/Jerome Park. I would categorize the image as being in Norwood. --HugoHelp (talk) 19:07, 17 October 2021 (UTC)

Lewis (baseball) Featured article review[edit]

I have nominated Lewis (baseball) for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:38, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

Elsewhere (music venue)[edit]

Elsewhere (music venue), a major independent music venue in Brooklyn is up for deletion. Any help with sourcing would be appreciated. Thank you, Thriley (talk) 00:28, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:New York City Subway#Requested move 14 October 2021[edit]


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:New York City Subway#Requested move 14 October 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. — Shibbolethink ( ) 13:04, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Louis Nizer[edit]

NYC lawyer and his article has been a little neglected despite having a very long and interesting career so I added a few sources and formatted it a bit. The NYTimes has a ton of articles on him. It's a common far right claim that he advocated genocidal approach to post-war Germany in his 1944 book What to do with Germany using cherry picked quotations from the book and reviews of the book. Since it's a low traffic page an IP added that claim in 2019 and it wasn't removed until Jan 2020. Using two book reviews I summarized what the book actually advocates. Harizotoh9 (talk) 19:28, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

Linda Lee (politician)[edit]

I saw this article when patrolling CAT:CSD earlier, and it made a clear claim (more of that in a mo) to meet WP:POLITICIAN, so I removed the A7 tag and started improving it. I then got stuck, because the only sources I can find show that Lee is the projected winner of the New York City's 23rd City Council district election, not the actual confirmed winner. I'm not totally up to speed with local politics in NYC, but I assume this is analogous to a network "calling" the presidential race when they have good reason to believe it's mathematically impossible for anyone else to win, as opposed to an actual, final and certified result. This is important for this article, because it pretty much makes the case or not for Lee meeting WP:POLITICIAN, and hence deserving an article. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 19:41, 15 November 2021 (UTC)

Assessment - importance standardization[edit]

Hello all,

At the moment, the project's assessment criteria is a bit vague on importance ratings; I propose some standardization be added to the 'importance grading scheme' table as follows:
Headphase (talk) 01:27, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Subject is a "core" or "key" topic for New York City, or is generally notable to the public at large.

  • Widely-famous landmarks (Statue of Liberty)
  • The five boroughs
  • Current major officeholders from NYC incl. POTUS, US Senator, NY Governor, NYC Mayor
  • Current professional NYC sports teams (Yankees)
  • High-level concepts which form the basis of the city, e.g. History of New York City

High Subject is notable in a significant and important way within the field of New York City, but not necessarily outside it.

Mid Subject contributes to the total subject of the New York City WikiProject. Subject may not necessarily be famous. Many articles will be in this class.

Low Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within the field of New York City, and may have been included primarily to achieve comprehensive coverage of another topic.

  • Notable individuals with tangential connections to NYC (Alan Greenspan)
  • Seasons of NYC sports teams
  • Products or items created in NYC, but not significant to the city as a whole ([[

Hint: the current importance scale is shown at Wikipedia:WikiProject New York City/Assessment#Importance scale. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 03:55, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
@Headphase: This isn't a bad idea, though I don't think I would implement it exactly as suggested.
So WikiProject importance is WP:Vital articles for specific topics. Obviously projects don't have the time or participants to discuss things in detail the way they are there, so I don't mind standardization to make things easier even if we know it's not going to be perfect but we should still exercise care, especially with top importance stuff. In short the question we should be asking ourselves is if we were going to write an encyclopedia of New York City which articles would be most crucial. Looking at the stats for all projects it seems the aim is to have around 3/4 rated low, 1/5 rated mid, 1/20 rated high, and >1/100 rated top, as a rough guide.
My biggest concern is WP:RECENTISM, especially with the bios. I would not automatically include bios of current office holders at top, especially as we cannot yet predict their long-term impact, though all mayors should be at least mid. Notice also how there are no bios in vital articles until you get to level 3. I would use considerably more nuance with former sports teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers probably should be a high, but some short-lived teams, even if big-league by the standards of their day may end-up being low. Current professional sports teams outside the big 4 North American leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) are probably not going to be top. Really when it comes to top-importance it might be a useful exercise to ask if we could only have ≈200 articles what would they be.
However, we don't have to get it perfect in advance, especially for high and mid stuff it might be best to try something that looks more or less right and then tweak it until the system is reasonably consistent and getting us in the neighborhood of the expected numbers. Ratings aren't permanent they can always be adjusted if major inconsistencies start to appear, or stuff just looks wrong. (talk) 03:39, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Category:Women New York City Council members has been nominated for merging[edit]

I got this on my talk page today and felt that it might be of interest to this WikiProject:

Category:Women New York City Council members has been nominated for merging. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page.

--HugoHelp (talk) 00:32, 27 November 2021 (UTC)