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Monthly Archives: September, 2014

It Happened Today in New York City

On September 30, 1899, a monumental parade was held in honor of Admiral George Dewey, in recognition of his victory in the Battle of Manila Bay. The festivities lasted two days, a ceremonial arch was erected, and the enormously popular Dewey became the only officer in U.S. naval history to attain the rank, Admiral of …

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National Coffee Day!

For those who imbibed too much yesterday (Drink Beer Day), there’s a fine hangover cure to be had on September 29, which is National Coffee Day. And New York has many high quality purveyors of Joe. Think past tired old Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. Try something unique like The Roasting Plant, or the Mud Truck. …

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Drink Beer Day!

Yes indeed, consumption of one of the most widely loved beverages in history has its own special day. And, in New York City, there is no shortage of wonderful places to consume good beer. When we consider that the city’s most populous borough actually has its own beer brand, and our mainland borough’s founder has …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On September 27, 1889, the Tower Building opened at 50 Broadway. At 11 stories high, but with only 21 feet of frontage, the building’s design featured the then revolutionary technique of being supported by a steel skeletal infrastructure. With this new innovation, architect Bradford Lee Gilbert had designed the city’s first real skyscraper. By the …

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Quotable NYC

“He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved… New York was his town, and it always would be.” — Woody Allen

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Rosh Hashanah

In the Western Hemisphere’s most Jewish city, there can be little surprise that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a major celebration. If you don’t know where to celebrate, be sure to check out events at the 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side and the Jewish Cultural Center on the Upper West. …

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ANSWER:

Ellis Island Congratulations to Geoff Gaebe for getting the correct answer first!

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QUESTION:

This island on the New York/New Jersey border features three original acres and twenty-four acres of landfill.  When the rivalry between the two states reached the U.S. Supreme Court, the decision was handed down that New York owned the original three acres but that all of the landfill belonged to New Jersey.  What is the …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On September 22, 1964, Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, starring theatre legend and Jewish Rialto star, Zero Mostel. The hit musical would go on to win nine Tony Awards and run for 3,242 performances, holding the record for longest-running musical in Broadway history for nearly …

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New York Is… Journalism

New York is where you “make the scene”. And any scene that’s worth making is worth reporting. From the Golden Age of Journalism – over a century ago – to now, New York has been the capital of news outlets in every medium. Whether you get your news from television, the internet, magazines, or a …

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