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Monthly Archives: April, 2014

It Happened Today in New York City

On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the fledgling nation, the United States of America, on Wall Street, very close to where the Federal Hall National Memorial stands today. Washington ad-libbed the last four words of the oath of office, “So help me God”, which have since become the …

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QUESTION:

Richmond County Bank Ballpark on the north shore of Staten Island is the home of what minor league baseball team?

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Quotable NYC

“What can ever be more stately and admirable to me than mast-hemm’d Manhattan?” — Walt Whitman

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Quotable NYC

“Beginning in the pool of glass that covers the Grand Central tracks, Park Avenue flows quietly and smoothly up Manhattan.” — Zelda Fitzgerald

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New York Is… Architecture

In any truly great city, the buildings are never “just buildings”. They are an artistic expression of the beauty and grandeur that makes the metropolis come alive. In New York, the world’s greatest variety of styles, uses, heights, and ages can be seen in brick and mortar, steel and glass. Whether you enjoy the art …

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Quotable NYC

“Even the vegetables in New York are better.” — Nora Ephron

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Quotable NYC

“New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It Happened Today in New York City

On April 23, 1964, the New York State Theatre opened as part of Lincoln Center. The home of New York City Ballet and New York City Opera since its beginning, the theatre was renamed the David H. Koch Theatre in 2008 after Mr. Koch pledged a $100 million endowment for its continued operations. This, however, …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On April 22, 1964, the World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows. Dedicated to “Man’s Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe”, the fair’s theme was symbolized by the famous Unisphere fountain which stands to this day. Other remnants include the ruins of the Observatory Towers (famously seen in the movie, Men in Black) …

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Quotable NYC

“I was born and raised in the unbreakable streets of New York City.” — Lady Gaga

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