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Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Quotable NYC

“I miss New York and its fairy-like towers With Liberty’s torch high in the air I’d give all of California’s damn flowers For the sight of Washington Square.” — Jessie Tarbox Beals

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ANSWER:

Jeb Stuart Magruder Congratulations to Marie France Lefebvre for getting the correct answer first!

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QUESTION:

What native Staten Islander, star athlete and honors student at Curtis High School, later was convicted and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal?

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Quotable NYC

“Central Park is the grandiose symbol of the front yard each child in New York hasn’t got.”  — Robert Benchley

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Quotable NYC

“God!  The restaurants!  New York has become the Florence of the 16th century; genius on every corner.” — John Guare

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It Happened Today in New York City

On June 25, 2001, for the first time since the Dodgers were forced to move in 1957, professional baseball returned to Brooklyn. With their debut game at Keyspan Park, the minor league team the Brooklyn Cyclones won in the suspenseful 10th inning and opened a season that they would finish in first place (though 9/11 …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On June 24, 1841, under the guidance of Coadjutor Bishop (later Archbishop) of the Archdiocese of New York, the Most Reverend John Hughes, St. John’s College – later to become Fordham University – opened in the Bronx with six students. Today, Fordham enrolls over 15,000 students across three separate campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan, and …

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Quotable NYC

“A tour around the island of Manhattan is like a silent movie in slow motion. It gives you a better understanding of the city’s architecture, landscape, history, development, and environment by gently showing you all the contrasts, the sudden changes, the overwhelming size of some buildings, and the beautiful and undeveloped areas, all one after …

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ANSWER:

Diane Arbus Congratulations to Marie France Lefebvre for getting the correct answer first!

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QUESTION:

In the mid-20th century, the woman who would go on to become the best known female photographer of her generation concentrated on images of marginalized people – those who might traditionally be seen as ugly or surreal. What was her name?

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