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Times Square

The Strange Case of Time Traveling Rudolph Fentz

In 1950, a New York City police officer who was working missing-persons cases examined the body of an approximately 30-year-old man that was brought into the morgue. The man had shown up in the middle of Times Square at 11:15 p.m. that evening, gawking and lo…
bubmag
November 8, 2019
Times Square

Fake ‘soldiers’ banned from Checkpoint Charlie

For almost 20 years, tourists visiting Berlin could pose with an actor dressed up as a Cold War-era American soldier. Now, German authorities have revoked the actors’ licenses and prohibited them from performing at the landmark. During the Cold War, when Ger…
bubmag
November 8, 2019
Times Square

In 1962, They Briefly Put A Bar On This Subway Car

The subway in 2019 could be worse (this is not a compliment, it's just a fact that everything could be worse). It could, for example, have clung to elements from the past, like when scales were on the platforms. Imagine paying to weigh yourself ever, nevermin…
bubmag
October 29, 2019