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Richard Rabinowitz
Attends Rutgers University
Lives in New Jersey


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Graduate student (urban planning/ public policy)
  • Graduate student (urban planning/ public policy), present
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New Jersey
New Jersey - New York City - New Jersey
Very nice. Now if only horizons and world of motion were still in operation...
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
This location is in business as a National Parliament or Legislature. It is good for its purpose, as it has meeting rooms of different sizes, including at least three in a classic hemicycle pattern; there may be more. Much of the building is of mid-nineteenth-century vintage, and it shows - there are plenty of Victorian floor tiles all over the place. The artwork in this building may be of better quality than most National Parliaments and/or Legislatures. I base this analysis on what I see online. Many of the newer Parliaments/ Legislatures are of mid-20th-century or later origin and are quite spartan or "functional", at least in their central meeting rooms. This National Legislature actually has some artwork along with its functionality.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The name should be "Club Acela", and it is Amtrak's first-class lounge. I experienced it several years ago at 30th Street Station, and I was favorably impressed. I recall riding down in the elevator with our luggage straight to the platform (we were bound for Atlanta on the "Cardinal", and this was before it got the "Club Acela" name. I forget what it was called at the time - "Metropolitan Lounge", maybe?) There may have been little hors d'oeuvres, and there was certainly comfortable furniture.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Facilities and service are likely to be much better than they were when this site was in its heyday. Back then, of course, this was a Nazi concentration camp, and so facilities and service were deliberately made miserable. Now, however, it is a museum and a ruin, and so conditions have improved accordingly. The appeal is, of course, excellent. This is an infamous site, and infamous sites as well as famous one should have excellent appeal. So I urge people to go and visit one of the most infamous historical sites of the Second World War, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the grave of a million people, most of whom were Jewish.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
19 reviews
This location is in business as a Residence of a National Head of State. It has sufficient facilities to serve its designated purpose, including ample meeting rooms, a banquet area, an office compound, and living quarters. Rumor also has it that there are amenities suitable for entertaining Foreign Heads of State. Since this residence serves its purpose, I award it a "Liked it" rating.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is a Jewish historic and sacred site, run as a synagogue out in the open air by Orthodox Jews. The wall itself is ancient; it was built by King Herod more than 2000 years ago as part of a Second Temple expansion. The Muslims later added to the wall. Being old, there are numerous cracks between the stones, and so people put little notes in between the cracks. The plaza itself is mostly of 20th century origin; a neighborhood was bulldozed by the Israeli military in order to accommodate an expected large number of Jews in the wake of the Six-Day War in the 1960s. The wall has its fair share of controversies, including the Orthodox domination of the site. More liberal Jews are used to praying with others of both sexes; the Orthodox are used to praying with only members of their own sex. Thus, there is a divider and men and women are supposed to pray in their own sections. Also, women are expected to wear what the Orthodox rabbis consider to be feminine clothes, a notion not everybody agrees with. Furthermore, Muslims on the Temple Mount often consider the whole thing, the wall included, to be their site, and they occasionally raise a stink about the Jews praying below. Nonetheless, it's a landmark, and people SHOULD go.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The Tomb of the Patriarchs is a Judeo-Christian-Islamic holy site, dedicated to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. (It is unknown why the current congregations there do not include Christians, but the fact is that one side is a mosque and the other is a synagogue.) I left off one star because of religious segregation and the inability of religions to get along with one another that led to that segregation. Like: Jews, Muslims; Dislike: Synagogue/Mosque segregation
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago