Posts Tagged ‘Clock’

“The Sun: It Shines for All”

June 6, 2008

This (broken) thermometer, along with an identical-looking clock, has been greeting passersby on Broadway and Chambers Street since 1917, when the New York Evening Sun moved into the building. 

The Evening Sun, famous for running the “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” editorial in 1897 as well as a fake story by Edgar Allen Poe in 1844 about crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon, merged with the New York World-Telegram in 1950.