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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Top 20 Greatest NYC TV Shows — #15

30 Rock (2006 – 2013) While a New York TV show about a New York TV show might sound like the ultimate exercise in navel gazing, Tina Fey’s funny, surreal series is an inspired look at entertainment professionals trying to stay sane in an overcrowded and over-corporatized industry. In New York, so many people arrive …

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Top 20 Greatest NYC TV Shows — #16

The Jeffersons (1975 – 1985) All in the Family is not on this list, not because it isn’t great television (it is) but because it could just as easily have been set in Chicago or San Francisco with very little alteration. But this popular spin-off is far more specific to the Big Apple with its …

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Top 20 Greatest NYC TV Shows — #17

Friends (1994 – 2004) Okay, we admit it. Those kids could never have really afforded apartments that size in Greenwich Village, even in 1994. And yes, that kind of inaccuracy has kept other highly popular shows off this list. But so much New York City vibe seeps into almost every other aspect of this decade-long …

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ANSWER:

Sisters Congratulations to John for getting the correct answer first!

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QUESTION:

One of Brian De Palma’s earliest directorial successes was a bizarre 1973 thriller set and shot almost entirely on Staten Island. What was the name of the film?

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Quotable NYC

“It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City.  New York City is itself a detective story.” — Agatha Christie

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It Happened Today in New York City

115 YEARS AGO TODAY… On October 25, 1900, physician, inventor, and pharmaceutical manufacturer, Edward Robinson Squibb died of a ruptured blood vessel at his home in Brooklyn. Dr. Squibb had been one of the founders of modern American medical chemistry. His company, E.R. Squibb & Sons, eventually became part of Bristol-Myers Squibb. But he did …

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Top 20 Greatest NYC TV Shows — #18

Barney Miller (1974 – 1982) What happens when you put a Polish cop, a black cop, a Japanese cop, a Jewish cop, and a Puerto Rican cop all together under one harried captain in the same precinct? You get the funniest police show ever made. The diverse backgrounds of the characters, and the extraordinary array …

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Top 20 Greatest NYC TV Shows — #19

Mad Men (2007 – 2015) Although it pays more attention to the time – rather than the place – in which it is set, Mad Men could not take place anywhere else. The very title derives from the Madison Avenue addresses of the greatest and most successful advertising agencies in the world. In addition to …

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Top 20 Greatest NYC TV Shows — #20

Although we are big movie fans, here at Beautiful New York, the small screen is a very important venue for the dramatic expression of the metropolis as well. In a cultural capital filled with millions of reasons not to just stay home and watch TV, sometimes New Yorkers do it anyway. And, when we do, …

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