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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a visit to Chinatown! Take a tour, eat Niangao cakes, watch the parade, visit the Museum of Chinese in America (http://www.mocanyc.org/). Here’s wishing you best of luck this year and every year!

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Top 10 Greatest NYC Parks — #6

Robert F. Wagner Park Perched at the southern tip of Manhattan, this intimate patch of green invites lingering.  Its little fountain and lush garden have perfectly appointed benches among the great bursts of color provided by the flowers.  Just a short walk through the hedges and shrubbery, the café and adjacent playing field feature the …

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Top 10 Greatest NYC Parks — #7

Flushing Meadows Built on the former site of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Valley of Ashes”, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was designed to be the site of the two great World’s Fairs hosted by New York City in 1939 and 1964.  Featuring great museums and cultural institutions, playgrounds, boat rentals, playing fields, and world famous professional sports stadiums, …

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Top 10 Greatest NYC Parks — #8

Teardrop Park Wedged in between the high-rises of Battery Park City, this tiny urban oasis bursts upon the walker with jagged stone walls, shrubbery, and a highly inventive children’s play area.  Encouraging lingering exploration, the twisty-turny paths seem to lead deeper into a much larger park.  The children’s slide and play area emerge naturally from …

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Top 10 Greatest NYC Parks — #9

Pelham Bay Park At more than 2,700 acres, Pelham Bay Park is New York City’s largest park (over three times the size of Central Park) and features bridle paths, hiking trails, wildlife sanctuaries, marshes, waterways, islands, athletic fields, and historic monuments.  Most notably, the house and grounds of the National Historic Landmark, the Bartow-Pell Mansion, …

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Top 10 Greatest NYC Parks — #10

People who have never been to New York City often disparage our town as “one big solid concrete slab”, claiming it has no green space.  Not only are they wrong, but the precise opposite is true.  New York has more public parkland than any other major city in the world.  13% of New York City …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On January 25, 1999, New York City’s first MetroCard vending machine was installed in the Hunter College subway station at 68th Street & Lexington Avenue. At the time, a ride cost $1.50 and there was no additional fee for the card itself. The machines quickly overtook waiting in line at the token booth as the …

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New York Is… Religion

In a city so renowned for its multi-nationalism, where every language, cuisine, music, and culture can be experienced, there can be little surprise that every religion under the sun is practiced here. Some of the most stunning houses of worship on the continent are found in New York City, often large, sometimes small, and usually …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On January 23, 1964, Arthur Miller’s After the Fall opened at the ANTA Theatre-Washington Square, starring Jason Robards and Barbara Loden. An intensely personal, surreal, and meditative reflection on Miller’s failed marriage to Marilyn Monroe, After the Fall has been popularly and critically panned as difficult to follow or comprehend. However, it ran for 208 …

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ANSWER:

Edouard De Laboulaye Congratulations to Matthew X. Kiernan for getting the correct answer first!

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