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IMDb's movie connections page for the episode states: Features: The Hunt for Red October (1990) A shot of young Alec Baldwin is shown on the HD Camera monitor Here's a frame from the movie with Baldwin in a similar suit:


Yes, it is a real issue. It is the December 1979 issue (Special Christmas Issue) of Playgirl magazine, and the person on the cover is Nick Nolte.


It's the replica of the Royal Coat of Arms as part of a panel called Industries of the British Empire sculpted by Carl Paul Jennewein at the British Empire Building in Rockefeller Center, 620 5th Avenue.


I'm an American who has lived in Manhattan, and I don't know of anything unique about Midtown Manhattan that would make sense in this joke. Therefore, I think it's safe to conclude the line has no significance beyond the reference to Chinatown.

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