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J. Kurtz and Sons Store BuildingEdit

Just a note, the image posted for the J. Kurtz and Sons Store Building is not the correct building. The building pictured (with applebee's in the base) is across the street. the attached image is the correct building.

Thank you, @Rumandoldspice:. I have already repaired some of the errors that my misidentification caused. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:31, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

photo permissionEdit

Hi Jim,

I'm interested in acquiring permission to use one of your photos. It is for a book that includes a section highlighting the work of Heidi Neumark during her time at Transfiguration Lutheran Church. The specific photo that I'm interested is this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Neumark#/media/File:763_Prospect_Av_Transfiguration_Lutheran_jeh.jpg Would you be open to a conversation about this possibility?

Thanks,

Jon

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonheinly (talk • contribs) 19:12, 08 February 2016 (UTC)
You already have my permission, @Jonheinly: If you click on "Details" you will get to File:763 Prospect Av Transfiguration Lutheran jeh.jpg which has a CC0 notice. This means anyone anywhere can use this photo for anything without asking further permission, without payment, and without credit. If you do wish to credit me, it should say, "jim.henderson via Wikipedia". Perhaps you would like to upload a picture of the subject pastor, releasing it as I released mine. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:16, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonheinly (talk • contribs) 22:45, 08 February 2016 (UTC)

Using one of your images for a book coverEdit

Hey Jim:

I love this shot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/174th_Street_(IRT_White_Plains_Road_Line)#/media/File:174_IRT_sta_jeh.JPG

I'm interested in using it for the cover of an upcoming poetry collection. Would you happen to have a larger image of this pic available? If you're amenable, it would have to be a size suitable to reflect good resolution on a 6 x 9 inch-sized cover. Feel free to contact me at truth@cherrycastlepublishing.com with your response.

The honor in using the shot would,of course, be mine. All appropriate photo credits would be listed, and we would happily send you a copy of the book when it's published.

Best,

truth —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.64.113.168 (talk) 00:05, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Using one of your images for a book coverEdit

Hey Jim:

I love this shot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/174th_Street_(IRT_White_Plains_Road_Line)#/media/File:174_IRT_sta_jeh.JPG

I'm interested in using it for the cover of an upcoming poetry collection. Would you happen to have a larger image of this pic available? If you're amenable, it would have to be a size suitable to reflect good resolution on a 6 x 9 inch-sized cover. Feel free to contact me at truth@cherrycastlepublishing.com with your response.

The honor in using the shot would,of course, be mine. All appropriate photo credits would be listed, and we would happily send you a copy of the book when it's published.

Best,

truth —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 173.64.113.168 (talk) 00:19, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Thank you for the inspiration to take better photographs. Here is a cat, with a notepad, to help you create better "cats" on wikicommons.

Geraldshields11 (talk) 15:06, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Demolition for 1 Vanderbilt at 43 & VanderbiltEdit

I saw that when I was in the Tri-State Area back in late June 2016. I was hoping that wasn't the Grand Central Post Office. ----DanTD (talk) 23:13, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Opposite side of GCT. No danger. The bottom two floors of the old building were a Modells sporting goods shop. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:51, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Category:First_Baptist_Peddie_Memorial_Baptist_ChurchEdit

Arnaud Palastowicz (talk) 22:35, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

w:Mount Morris Bank BuildingEdit

Great picture! I was hoping you'd do it, and you did! Vzeebjtf (talk) 17:18, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I thought of this target on my way to Port Morris and thought, oh, this can't wait to winter when the southing of the Sun will shade much of the facade all day. Parking the bike, I noticed that the opposite buildings were low enough to keep it in sunlight, but what the heck, it's a good time. Maybe one day I'll return from Westchester on a train and get off in Harlem on the western platform for a high shot. Or just climb the station stair. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:42, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
You may know that a very tall building is going up on the south side; good you got the shot in time! As for the platform, it's between the tracks, so I don't think that would work. Vzeebjtf (talk) 22:19, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Re: Cat and copEdit

Thanks for your comment on my arrest by the licensing police. My first thought was "what, it's a public monument!" But I get it. You say that it is "rarely possible" to find the owner of a recent copyright on public art? Then these just don't get into Wikimedia? Or is there any workaround? You say "we have millions of pictures with much worse categorization." How would I find these photographs to help with the categorization of them? Also, I am glad to hear from a fellow human editor. I have posted comments a couple of places regarding categorization, and haven't received any replies. Do you feel like taking a look and replying? I posted at: Category talk:Visitor attractions in the United States, Category talk:Visitor attractions, (and) Category talk:Museums in the United States. Thanks again for the feedback! Drbones1950 (talk) 16:03, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Slightly busy this evening, @Drbones1950: so I'll just address the licensing question for the moment. Sometimes a fellow Wikimedian thinks the subject important enough to do research for which I lack patience. That's how the King Jagiello Monument got in. Polish interwar copyright law, Italian fascist copyright law, American law both under Buenos Aires Convention and Berne Convention and a few other items were carefully compared. Also en:File:Rockefeller Center statue side view.jpg which was only US law but had other complications. I've never heard of a case where one of us snapped a picture and then sought, found and persuaded the person with the rights, though it probably has happened. Incidentally, we do everything better if we put each other's userpages on watchlist and butt into their discussions when we have something useful to say. As in Wikipedia there are topical Projects for places, etc but they are far less successful than in WP. Probably because we have far fewer active editors. Jim.henderson (talk) 22:16, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
Uncategorized pictures are plentiful, @Drbones1950: and many occur in big bunches. The richest lodes are the daily uncategories, for example Category:Media needing categories as of 1 May 2015. I don't work these very much because, being completely uncategorized, they take more thought and offer fewer items of interest to me. I get more from Category:1913 books and the like, because they already group similar but poorly organized items. City cats like Category:Buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are similarly rich. Usually, if we start somewhere in the category system that we know, and work our way up and down and across, we find many items that have much work to be done. Jim.henderson (talk) 02:41, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the tourEdit

I enjoyed it. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 10:09, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

I would have been tired and confused, but you are tougher. I'm glad you arrived at the airport on time. When you have more time in New York, you can have more touring or some other kind of fun. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:02, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

NewEdit

Hello! Catherinek09 (talk) 19:22, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Bayonne Bridge redeckingEdit

Thanks for your past images of the Bayonne Bridge redecking project. Are you in a position to take more current shots while the bridge for the moment has two decks? The PA web site has lots of such images by they don't seem to offer a free license.--agr (talk) 13:18, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, it's not like MTA who fully release the bountiful works of their staff photographer, Patrick Cashin. I've been busy the past month, partly with Wikipedia things like coaching at Museum of Modern Art en:Wikipedia:Meetup/WikiArte/MoMA 2016 tomorrow) handling pictures from the OHNY photo contest, after spending a week in San Diego. I am unsure of finding time to bike out to Kill Van Kull, one side or the other, before further big transformations. Life is full of hard choices, when there's so much fun to be had in the city. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:02, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
I took a side trip from an NYC visit to Bayonne and took a bunch of photos. --agr (talk) 00:09, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
Very good. Too bad it was a cloudy day, but much better than nothing. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:28, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

From Fordham WikipediaEdit

From Barbara Mundy, Aztec Art

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Barbara.e.mundy (talk • contribs) 18:52, 02 November 2016 (UTC)

USA locationEdit

Hello, since now you have {{USA location info}}. Regards. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 12:59, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Use of your photograph in New York at Its Core exhibitionEdit

Dear Jim,

I am pleased to say that we are using one your photographs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/65th_Street_Yard#/media/File:Nychr5bbtjeh.jpg) in the New York at Its Core exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, as per the Creative Commons license it was uploaded under. You will find it on an ipad in the third gallery (Future City Lab) in a section about developing new ways to get freight into the city. You are of course welcome to visit for free.

Best,

Charlie Morgan, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of the City of New York

Thank you. I, too, am pleased and might get a chance to visit the exhibition before it's finished. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:29, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
This is awesome, Jim!--Pharos (talk) 02:16, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi, are you a raifan too?Edit

I've made such an impression, since you've made lots of photos pertaining to subway, and other railroads within NYC. GK tramrunner RU (talk) 03:12, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

More a fan of civil engineering, but yes. Indeed, two hours ago at a meeting on 14th Street of astronomy buffs who are also railfans (New York has a club for everything) I learned that the Nostalgia Train will be running on the 6th Avenue Line Sundays in December. I haven't ridden subways very much since getting my Citibike key, but might get a chance at this. Also tomorrow I'll return to 14th Street for the Wikimedia hackathon. Busy, busy. Jim.henderson (talk) 03:28, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Are you visiting Hack Manhattan?Edit

I've been there a few times, and even used their 3D printer. I know about Nostalgia Train, maybe I will come to ride it this year. As of civil engineering I am a fan of architecture. GK tramrunner RU (talk) 14:09, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

File:W50 7th Av IRT Uptown jeh.JPGEdit

 
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George Ho (talk) 06:58, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Wrong firehouse?Edit

File:Ladder 5 FDNY on 8th Av 48th St jeh.jpg shows Ladder 5 outside the firehouse where Ladder 4 normally lives. Is this an unusual occurrence or fairly common? — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 23:21, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Hah! I failed to notice, being a neighbor rather than a big firehouse fan. Being alerted, I shall look out for numbers while walking by, a few times per week. Thank you. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:41, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Dates on NYPL Detroit Publishing postcards.Edit

Hi, this just popped up on my radar, and the date seemed early to me. Looking at the source archive page, the "1898" in the date field of the file description appears to have been haphazardly scraped from a blanket "1898-1931" probably applied to the whole collection. Just thought I'd point it out for future reference... --Junkyardsparkle (talk) 02:43, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

I think you're right, @Junkyardsparkle: and will stop doing that. May go back and undo some that I did. Jim.henderson (talk) 03:59, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

File:Megan Wacha on WP dance, WCUSA 2015 jeh.jpgEdit

 
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File:MS Surface Book beige B&H jeh.jpgEdit

 
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Codename Lisa (talk) 06:00, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Locator-toolEdit

 
New picture; new location

Hi Jim! As discussed at lunch today, here's the link to the documentation on the locator tool: Commons:Locator-tool. Best, Braveheart (talk) 17:00, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you kindly, Philip @Braveheart:; I was lucky to sit by you at lunch. Being of an age of slow learning, I used your tool to code only one picture. My many failures were not at all the fault of the interface. Working in familiar geography will make it much more efficient than my old ways. Oh, is there a way to configure to open untagged photos in a familiar place, rather than London, which is far from my home and my photos? Jim.henderson (talk) 01:03, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
@Simon04: Maybe that's a question you're able to answer? Braveheart (talk) 19:16, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
I complained before getting enough experience . It opens on the last seen location, which is usually the best guess. Perhaps this uses a cookie. I tagged several Montreal pictures, and a few New York City ones. Jumping that distance is less tedious than crossing an ocean, and usually I don't even have to cross a river. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:56, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Ah, great, happy to hear that you're enjoying it :-) Braveheart (talk) 01:15, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Village pumpEdit

Pardon, but are you suggesting that bothering to complain that I no longer have a functioning watchlist is a "tantrum"? (I'd like to see your reply, but please pardon if I don't, since at present I don't have a functioning watchlist.) -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 23:42, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, @Infrogmation:; I made the mistake of using only one paragraph for two different complainants. The one relying on foolishly and unproductively intemperate language wasn't you. I do hope you can ameliorate the impact of the watch limit bug by one method or another, pending repair. My friend @Pharos: had it even worse. The methods that worked for us seem less applicable for your needs. Jim.henderson (talk) 02:45, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Bonaventure station picture renamingEdit

Hi Jim,

Just a quick notice that I requested one of your pictures for renaming. You might have been a bit confused indeed because this is the Lucien-L'Allier metro station, not the Bonaventure station as you first mentioned in the title (it's true that both stations are close to each other though!). The station sign is not that easy to read in the picture, but you can have a look at the location data that point right to the Lucien-L'Allier station.

I hope you're okay with the renaming. Thank you.

Moipaulochon (@) 06:59, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, @Moipaulochon: I was wandering in a strange city that evening. Jim.henderson (talk) 10:51, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Kaufman Astoria Studios exterior shot for bookEdit

Hi, Santa Monica Press (santamonicapress.com) would like to include your shot in a new cinema book. Here's the one we're requesting:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kaufman_gate_36_St_35_Av_jeh.jpg

I see that you've placed this photo in the public domain, but we just wanted your confirmation. And the preferred photo credit, is that "photo courtesy of Jim Henderson"?

Thanks! Chris

Lovely. Yes, you are free to use it whatever way. No obligation to credit, but I will be pleased by "photo courtesy of Jim.henderson via Wikipemedia Commons" or your shorter formula or whatever. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:12, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Very kind of you, Mr. Henderson! We admire your work and know it will enhance our book. Thanks again, Chris

Category for recent meetup at MetEdit

I created this category and put some files in it.

I think that you have images to share but have not uploaded anything yet. Use this category if you like, or if we usually file these another way let me know and I will change it. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:02, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

    • Thanks, Lane @Bluerasberry:; you done good. I hope to get to my own pictures soon. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:12, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
      • Uploaded my ten pix. I don't know; if this event gives all the pictures we get for Asian Month in NYC, maybe it ought to be a Met cat. We'll see. @Bluerasberry: @Pharos: Jim.henderson (talk) 20:33, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
I just added Category:Wikipedia events at Metropolitan Museum of Art. @Pharos: how does this look. I think there is no list or collection of Wikipedia events at the Met, even though Pharos already makes event pages on English Wikipedia. Thanks for this - they look great. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:37, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

File:Portrait of a mulatto in armor by Francois de Troy.jpgEdit

 
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File:Portrait of a mulatto in armor by Francois de Troy.jpgEdit

 
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Photo of antique washing machine in Kentucky ... Maytag pageEdit

 
Question of identity

Dear Jim,

I submitted a suggestion for deletion, as there is an error in labeling on the part of the museum (according to the geo coordinates, it is the museum in Madisonville, KY.) As a Maytag historian, I can verify that the machine pictured is absolutely NOT a Maytag artifact. The first Maytag machine was the "Pastime", produced in 1907, and looked nothing like that in the photo.

If you have a contact at the Hopkins County Historical Society in Madisonville, perhaps you would be so kind as to advise them, and agree to the deletion of the said photograph.

Regards,

Brad Ross

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bradross63 (talk • contribs) 22:56, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @Bradross63: I know nobody at the museum; was just killing time before the Total Eclipse later in the week. Errors in labels are not normally grounds for deleting a file and I do not intend to do that. Rather, such errors are grounds for correcting the description and sometimes the filename. Technically I could say I have no evidence that you know what you're talking about, resist stubbornly, and keep the filename and description on grounds that we have documentary evidence it is Maytag. That is not my plan, however, as I do not put great faith in the Museum's label. Instead I intend to change the description and rename the file. I shall also remove it from the en:Maytag article. Is that a good compromise? Jim.henderson (talk) 01:50, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Right general, wrong battleEdit

Dear Jim, if you have an illuminating information regarding File:Makers of the world's history and their grand achievements (1903) (14596104027).jpg that might correct the NYPL, please share it on that file's discussion page. With kind regards, --Taterian (talk) 05:03, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Drat, you're right @Taterian: Our Civil War categorizing is not among the best in Commons, and a couple other pictures misidentified other Pickett charges as being the famous one at Gettysburg. Correcting them, I went 'way too far and misidentified this one the other way. Thank you for your kind understanding; I must be more cautious in future. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:02, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Don't even mention it! It was a pleasure to get acquainted with you and I already plan to draw on your unquestionable knowledge while dealing with the Civil War files and categories which are as you so rightly pointed out, "not among the best in Commons," which is very regrettable. And the NYPL itself sometimes makes mistakes as you can see here, Category:Samuel Blachley Webb. Last but not least, the Generalsandbrevets.com is now perfectly accessible and navigable through the Internet Archive at The Generals of the American Civil War and The Brevet-Generals of the American Civil War. I use these both sites a lot recently since all files without proper sourcing are getting deleted within seven days after nomination regardless of their usage in wikis. With best wishes, --Taterian (talk) 23:22, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Could be worse, @Taterian: at least it ain't the USMC. Civil War is not a specialty for me, as it seems to be for you, so I seldom go very deep there. I do a lot of diffusing of old books, digging out pictures like the one you spotted me mishandling. My deeper dives are into my dear home town and its suburbs, where many new pictures are my own. Anyway it's pleasant when going to WM / WP meetups to identify myself as not just a Wikiphotographer but a "cat wrangler", or when meeting library and museum people, as a "Wikimedia curator". Jim.henderson (talk) 01:27, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Who is this personEdit

Hi. Who is this person? Is it not better to add his name as a new cat, just like all the other people in the same book? Regards. --E4024 (talk) 08:46, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

  Done Usually if we have only one or two pictures of a subject, I make no category, thus saving time which can go to handling more old pictures in more old books. However, if another user such as you, @E4024: is confused by that practice, I can make an exception such as Category:Thomas Johnson (Kansas politician). Jim.henderson (talk) 16:35, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. BTW I was not confused of anything, Mr Henderson. It just looked weird to me to see all those irrelevant cats under a pic from a book on Abraham Lincoln. Regards. --E4024 (talk) 06:11, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Glaser's BakeryEdit

We need some pictures of Glaser's Bakery[1] before they close on July 1. Could you manage it? I also asked User:Beyond My Ken Thank you. --Fridolin freudenfett (talk) 10:17, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Re: Category:Anticrepuscular raysEdit

I am not sure what you are asking.--Kai3952 (talk) 12:57, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Please make your question clearer.--Kai3952 (talk) 14:03, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
I think it would be nice to get a "consensus" from more people.--Kai3952 (talk) 15:50, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

My biggest mistake is to be nosy! I will not help any file and category in the future other than my editing work. If you have any questions, please ask at the help desk.--Kai3952 (talk) 16:08, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Suburban neighborhood in Manhattan (Yeah, right)Edit

Any clue about which community in New Jersey this aerial shot is at? Because the geotag places it in the Hudson River south of the Holland Tunnel. ----DanTD (talk) 18:48, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Cleaning out Category:Manhattan and its parents and children is something I do occasionally. For one thing, tourists intending to visit Manhattan often put all their pictures in there, including ones snapped when coming and going. This style of street arrangement, far as I know, is used nowhere in NYC except small parts of western Staten Island. Other nearest places are in Essex and Bergen Counties and bits of Hudson County. More distant, eastern Nassau and northern Westchester. Without figuring out the wind directions and airport approach paths for the hour on EXIF, there isn't much hope. Or even with.

NYC building identificationEdit

Do you recognize File:Paolo Monti - Serie fotografica (New York, 1965) - BEIC 6361487.jpg or File:Paolo Monti - Serie fotografica (New York, 1965) - BEIC 6346994.jpg? They were taken over 50 years ago. The original uploader believed that this one was related to Category:Museum of Modern Art (New York City), however I've looked up and down 53rd and 54th streets and don't see any present day structures that have a dark congregate-type exterior with grating and features set at 45° angles. It doesn't look like anything in the MoMA sculpture garden either. Perhaps it was something MoMA-related or was near MoMA, but has long since been torn down and built over? The photographer also took shots of Washington Park and the Financial District in the same 50+-year old collection, so it could also be a building farther downtown. Thanks for considering this question. -- DanielPenfield (talk) 10:35, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Hah! Sometimes we find exactly the right person. Five years later, I got a job nearby and habitually sat on the wall in front of Black Rock, the en:CBS Building to eat my lunch. Seeing the pictures I wasn't sure, so checked the building on the Upper East Side that was affiliated with Metropolitan Museum of Art when we had a Meta:Wikimedia New York City meeting there. Nope. So, north facade or south? No, this is the west, 6th Avenue side. I'm shocked that we have no good picture to illustrate this building (the Monti ones are artistic, not illustrative). A few hours from now I shall bike by on my way to a Harlem WMNYC session and stop to see if I can snap something more useful. Jim.henderson (talk) 12:59, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
I got nothing good, @DanielPenfield:. It's a difficult target. Monti seems to have worked on a ladder or platform; he must have been about five meters above ground to make the perspective on the reflected building across 6th Avenue. But yes, CBS Building is the place. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:19, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
Well done and thanks for the quick turnaround! -- DanielPenfield (talk) 10:44, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
If you are up for another challenge, would you consider trying to identify the location of File:Paolo Monti - Serie fotografica (New York, 1965) - BEIC 6361489.jpg? -- DanielPenfield (talk) 02:46, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Nothing at first glance. Doyers and Minetta leapt to mind but this is wider than those. I shall give it thought. Jim.henderson (talk) 03:03, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
My first guess was only off by a couple blocks, @DanielPenfield: It's Morton Street, looking west from near Bedford. Fifty years ago I was living a km east of there. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:17, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Verizon at 157th Street or 167th Street?Edit

 
My error; 167th is correct; thanksJim.henderson (talk) 00:39, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

I was looking for any images of a Verizon Building I spotted on 167th Street in Concourse, since I snapped a picture of it last week when I tried to get to New Rochelle after taking another shot of 167th Street (IRT Jerome Avenue Line). The trouble is, I saw another one that you took. ----DanTD (talk) 21:35, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Your best shot 2018Edit

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

I'm wishing you all the best for the New Year and I hope you're going to have many memorable photo opportunities in 2019. With 2018 coming to an end, it's time to look back at the past 12 months. I'm curious – what would you consider your best shot of 2018 and why? I invite you to share your image and your thoughts in order to provide others with the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and enjoy:

Your best shot 2018

Thanks for all your effort in sharing your vision of the world with others under a free license!

Warmly, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 00:15, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

You - Possible storyEdit

Hi There Jim, Im a reporter for NY1 News and I saw a recent feature piece about your work in a local newspaper. I was hoping to do a more visual story with you since you are a photographer. Is there a way that I can reach you so that we can discuss? You can contact me at angi.gonzalez@charter.com Today is January 14th, 2019 and the sooner we can speak the better. I look forward to hearing from you. Best,

Angi Gonzalez

— Preceding unsigned comment added by AnchorAngi (talk • contribs) 16:38, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
I SHALL email later today. meanwhile any local Wikiphotographers who read this should leave a reply here and also by email. im hoping a small group might be more fun. more than my little fame, it would help people understand what we do. Unless thats impractical or not the right story to tell or whatever.

Congratulations!Edit

Nice mention of you in The Washington Post. In case you haven't seen it - and for any talk page stalkers -- it's here.

Because there's a paywall, here's the paragraph:

"Contrast those commercial [YouTube] stars with Jim Henderson, 70, who has spent the past 12 years biking the boroughs of New York and snapping photographs for Wikipedia. As reported by the Queens Daily Eagle, Henderson has uploaded thousands of original photos, where they have greatly helped community news coverage. Henderson devotes his time on a volunteer basis, for the public benefit, and without expecting compensation or social media likes."

Nice!

Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:52, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Pleasant that our work is getting recognized. Kind of odd that it's just me, but I guess an individual often gets credit for what a dozen or a thousand actually did. As you saw above, an alert reporter for the cable news channel NY1 has sniffed out an opportunity to fill a few minutes of TV time. We will meet tomorrow. What next, an hour on NBC? Weird things sometimes happen. Jim.henderson (talk) 03:34, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Hey, I've got an idea, why don't you namecheck me? You know, something casual like: "I really owe everything to my beloved mentor, Beyond My Ken, who taught me everything I know. I'm just sorry he couldn't be here today and I was available to fill in for him." Subtle, ya know?
Seriously, enjoy yourself, represent us well. Beyond My Ken (talk) 07:08, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Alas, it seems my 15 minutes of fame are up. I met Angie Gonzales, Queens reporter, in Downtown Flushing. She got some action footage and some words, called in to the studio and arranged for a live interview on their morning show. Yipes! But, several hours later, Valerie the morning booker Emailed to say, no, they can't use me but the stuff Angie got will appear. Presumably cable TV subscribers saw that, but I don't have cable nor know anyone who saw the show. So, I'm back down to being just one of the real people. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:11, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
I'll let NY1 run for a while and see if I notice anything -- I'll let you know. Beyond My Ken (talk) 06:44, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Hey, check this out from the NY1 website: [2] Beyond My Ken (talk) 07:02, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), Fabulous Las Vegas -- 2012 -- 6260.jpgEdit

Hi! I'll fix the location within the EXIF data and then I'll fix it at the location template. --XRay talk 14:52, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

If you like, @XRay: My geotagging camera usually makes errors that put me on the wrong side of the road, not the wrong side of town, so I merely make the correction in the Commons template. Notice that my correction is a preliminary one; I think I only reduced the error by about one order of magnitude. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:04, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. It's just fixed and my bot is running for a new location template. Some minor fixes were made too. --XRay talk 15:29, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Historic House on Sullivan StreetEdit

How is 114-116 Sullivan Street on the National Register of Historic Places? I know it's a New York City Designated Landmark, but if I can't find evidence of at least an NRHP contributing property, I may just remove the categories. ----DanTD (talk) 13:47, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

 
Because this thing keeps showing up in the NRHP images without reference numbers page.
Blest if I know what made me think so, months ago. It's among the matters in which I more trust your judgment than my own. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:53, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletionEdit

 
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Another puzzlerEdit

Looks iconic, Lower-Manhattany, on a broad north-south thoroughfare with a fork: File:NY 1977 13.jpg. Thanks. -- DanielPenfield (talk) 10:46, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Puzzled me for a minute, @DanielPenfield: as the Herald Square Building isn't particularly famous. Slowly the bank building with the columns, and the distant building with the Bell logo, came together in my mind. Only three Manhattan telephone exchange buildings are skyscrapers and somewhat white, and I worked briefly in all of them. This one was NYTel HQ at the time, 1095 Avenue of Americas. The clock is in the monument from the long-extinct Herald Building. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:04, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
Well give my regards to Old Broadway and remember me to the Herald Square Building, you've done it again! -- DanielPenfield (talk) 13:58, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

File:ETH-BIB-New York City, Manhattan-LBS H1-028545.tifEdit

Merely a skyscraper? Or is it 30 Rockefeller Plaza? -- DanielPenfield (talk) 02:12, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Heh. I was in a hurry, @DanielPenfield: and confused by the appearance of the north and south sides of the sunken plaza. It's an unusual angle for that feature but eventually I recognized it. Thanks. Jim.henderson (talk) 01:27, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
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