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Monthly Archives: April, 2015

ANSWER:

The Naked City Congratulations to Jtuptown for getting the correct answer first! Advertisements

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It Happened Today in New York City

On April 29, 1940, There Shall Be No Night by Robert E. Sherwood opened at the Alvin Theatre on Broadway. Starring Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, and a very young Montgomery Clift, the play is set in Finland on the eve of the Russian invasion during World War II. Serious and ripped from the headlines of …

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QUESTION:

What 1948 police procedural was the first movie since the silent period to be shot entirely on location in New York City?

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It Happened Today in New York City

On April 27, 1965, legendary broadcast journalist for CBS, Edward R. Murrow, died of lung cancer at the age of 57. Though he made his name on radio, during World War II, with the signature opening line “This is London”, it was in New York that Murrow found fame on television. With See It Now, …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On April 26, 1865, Dr. Valentine Mott, one of the most successful pioneering surgeons in American medical history, died at his home on Gramercy Park. He was 79. During his prolific career, Dr. Mott was the first surgeon in the world to operate on the innominate artery, and one of the first to successfully tie …

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New York Is… Markets

In a city built on commerce, originating from its harbor and natural resources, inviting the intrepid and creative best from all over the world, grand markets spring up at unlikely times and places. You can buy fresh fish in the middle of the night, or gourmet food in the building that gave birth to the …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On April 24, 1865, President Lincoln’s body arrived in New York by train. On a tour from Washington DC to Illinois, the body of the recently assassinated leader lay in state for public viewing at City Hall until the following evening, when the train continued to Albany. The president was eventually interred in Oak Ridge …

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Administrative Professionals Day

New York has always been about business. And, as corporations grow, the staff needed to keep things running grows. For every administrator, there is at least one (and often more) administrative assistant. In the days of Mad Men, they were called secretaries. In today’s high tech corporate world, the administrative professional’s duties go far beyond …

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ANSWER:

High Island Congratulations to Ammiel Simon for getting the correct answer first!

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QUESTION:

Once called “Shark Island” due to the sand sharks that swam nearby, this little spot in Pelham Bay, that is privately owned by CBS Radio, now goes by what name?

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