Author's notes Leonid Rayevsky

journalist, travel guide and guide


Metronome: art installation in New York with extraordinary clock

What about Ilf: “Why he married her, I don’t understand. She is so ugly that they turn around in the street. So he turned around. Thinks what the hell? I came closer, but it was already too late. " It's the same with the city. Sometimes you linger ...


Monument to Balto: how the legendary dog ​​was immortalized in New York

How is D.R. Stevens: “Happiness is difficult for people. They withdraw into themselves, get trapped. They themselves do not know what they need ... and they are sad, sad ... Dogs do not have such difficulties. They know that happiness is when you do something for others. ...


Walk of Fame for Jewish actors: on Jewish theaters in Manhattan and the tragic fate of the restaurateur Abe Lebevol

I came across this Walk of Fame by accident. I popped in on business at Chase Bank on Second Avenue and suddenly, on the way out, right under my feet I found two rows of tiles with the image of red five-pointed stars and signatures on them. The bank explained that ...


The Pulitzer Fountain at Grand Army Square in New York: the amazing fate of the founder of the famous Pulitzer Prize

This square is located at the intersection of E58-E60 Streets with 5th Avenue in Manhattan (New York). Near the famous Plaza Hotel and Apple Fifth Avenue. She is well known to many residents of the city and its guests. After all, from these places, hiking begins in ...


Macy's, the extraordinary love and tragedy of 'Titanic': on the Isidore and Ida Strauss Memorial

Strauss Park with the Isidore and Ida Strauss Memorial is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, at the intersection of Broadway, West End Avenue and 106th Street. Not far from the Nicholas Roerich Museum. Once, after a tour of it, I lingered in this park. In the depths, through the foliage ...


The White House: The History of the American Symbol

This name is known all over the world. Even in the most remote corners of the planet, we hear or read every day: "According to information from the White House ...", "The White House has denied the message ..." or "The White House has made a final decision ...". Being at the center of international politics and influence, ...


SKYSCRAPER. About the contribution of Americans to the treasury of world achievements

On October 15, 1880, the German Emperor Wilhelm I inaugurated the recently rebuilt Cologne Cathedral. With a height of 157,4 meters, it has become not only the tallest Catholic cathedral, but also the tallest structure in the whole world. In warm speeches about its opening ...


Statue of Liberty: the history of the American symbol

For us, Paris is inextricably linked with the Eiffel Tower, Berlin with the Brandenburg Gate, Moscow with the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower, and London with Big Ben. Once in these cities, we immediately look around: where are these so important for ...


Golden Gate Bridge: the history of the American symbol

Like O'Henry: “The East is the East, and the West is San Francisco, this is the opinion of the Californians. Californians are not just inhabitants of the state, but a special nation. These are the southerners of the West ... ". But not only the great writer thought so. We are ready for his opinion and ...


Bourbon: the history of the American symbol

From the point of view of American law, everything is in order here. After all, they stipulated that bourbon is a drink that can only be produced in the United States. And to this there is a whole series of normative explanations and restrictions. Thus, the soil for ...

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