Thought for the day

"I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist.... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus." -- Prince Philip, in his Forward to "If I Were an Animal" - United Kingdom, Robin Clark Ltd., 1986.

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These photos, taken by photographer Gordon Parks, capture the Fulton Fish Market in lower Manhattan and document the path of a new catch from New England fishermen's boats to vendors' stands. The Fish Market was originally a wing of Fulton Market, which was established in 1822 to sell a variety of foods and produce. In November 2005, Fish Market moved to a new facility in Hunts Point in the Bronx, from its historic location near the Brooklyn Bridge to the East River waterfront and above Fulton Street in the Financial District, Lower Manhattan. During its 183-year tenure at the original site, Fulton Fish Market was the most important wholesale East Coast fish market in the United States.