Tagged With "Battery Park"

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July 30 2017: Battery Park, New York City

Jonathan L ·
On a warm summer's day, a boy is just cooling off in the fountain at Battery Park, at the southern tip Manhattan.
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March 8, 2019: Battery Park, Charleston

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the historic Battery Park in Charleston. Built at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers and Charleston Harbor, it's a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the sea breeze and a sunset.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

Jonathan L ·
I saw something like this in Beijing a few months ago, but i couldn't get a photo because of the traffic.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

PortMoresby ·
I lived in Canada for a couple of years and soon learned about the value of having a parking space equipped to plug in a block heater. Is there any reason why they can't also be used to charge an electric car? If not, very handy indeed.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
As you can see from the above photos, each parking spot has its own electric outlet because of the need to use a block heater in the coldest winter months. This little buggy plugs into a standard outlet. No special adapter or anything needed.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

PortMoresby ·
Does that mean more "serious" electric cars need special outlets?
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, for the charging of most serious electric cars a special outlet needs to be created (220V I believe, with special plug in shape). It has the advantage of allowing a quicker charge of the batteries.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

Jonathan L ·
When i lived in Canmore Alberta for a year, it didn't pay to install a block heater on my car. The house we were living in had a heated garage, and The car was never going to be out in the cold for that many hours. BUT it change one aspect - making hotel reservations. Out first question throughout the winter was- "Do you have indoor parking?"
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Generally you don't need to plug in the car (block heater) unless the temperature is below 0 F. But when it gets really cold you'll be glad you did.
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Spotted on the Road, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
  I did a double-take when I saw this little buggy.  I was walking out of my father's apartment, heading to my car rental, when I spotted it parked there with all the other cars and trucks.  It has to be the smallest 4 wheel motorized...
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U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

JHeymont ·
Sometimes you make a plan to see something, but don't get there for a long time. And sometimes you have no plan at all, and just find something worth seeing. The latter happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was left with time to kill in Lower...
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New York's new carousel: ride a sea-horse!

PHeymont ·
A carousel that relies not on horses but on fish and other sea creatures for seats and an overall feel that's like swimming with the fishes opened yesterday in New York City's Battery Park, where the NY Aquarium was located before it moved to Coney...
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Airlines ban hoverboards; batteries could burn on-board

PHeymont ·
Hoverboards, also known as balance boards, are being banned from most U.S. flights because their large lithium-ion batteries are a fire risk on board. Already banned by JetBlue, Hawaiian and Virgin America, the popular devices, a kind of self-balancing scooter, hit the no-fly list in the last two days for Alaska and the big three (American, United and Delta). Only Southwest, among large airlines, still allows them. Delta put the issue this way: "Poorly-labeled, powerful lithium-ion batteries...
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Historic Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, NY

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to a park with a history as long as New York's, and a large variety of things to see.
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Re: U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

Travel Rob ·
What an incredible building! Great reveal and photos!
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Re: New aluminum battery could be traveler's best friend

DrFumblefinger ·
It might just revolutionize consumer electronics -- and perhaps even make battery powered cars and such a more feasible option.
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New aluminum battery could be traveler's best friend

PHeymont ·
Imagine a smartphone battery that could recharge fully in just over a minute, could be recharged 7500 times, and is lighter than any battery you've ever had. And, oh yes, it can't catch fire as lithium-ion batteries can, and it's easier to recycle....
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