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Monthly Archives: July, 2016

Quotable NYC

“The skyline of New York is a monument of a splendor that no pyramids or palaces will ever equal or approach.” — Ayn Rand Advertisements

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It Happened Today in New York City

On July 30, 1916, on the little island of Black Tom in New York Harbor, a fire set by German agents destroyed a munitions depot in an explosion that broke windows in New York and New Jersey within a 25-mile radius. From City Hall of Jersey City, to Ellis Island, to Wall Street the impact …

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BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE — Charlie Christian

Happy 100th Birthday to the late, great Charlie Christian! In the early days of jazz, Christian was enormously influential in the acceptance of the electric guitar as a lead instrument, taking the stringed stalwart out of the rhythm section and placing it center stage, while performing with Benny Goodman and his sextet. His solos were …

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ANSWER:

Woodlawn Cemetery Congratulations to Patrick for getting the correct answer first!

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It Happened Today in New York City

On July 27, 1866, the New York, Newfoundland, and London Telegraph Company successfully began cable service across the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The first telegraph transmission from the old world to the new stated “A treaty of peace has been signed between Austria and Prussia” signaling an end to the Seven Weeks’ War.

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QUESTION:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Thomas Nast, Olive Thomas, Bat Masterson, Miles Davis, Nellie Bly, Duke Ellington, and Geraldine Fitzgerald are all buried where?

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New York Is… Science

Though the Big Apple is traditionally admired for its prowess in the worlds of finance and the arts, the sciences are not to be ignored in this town. Some of the greatest educational institutions’ science departments can be found in New York. Some of the greatest science museums are here – not just the obvious …

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Parents’ Day

Celebrated since 1994, when President Clinton proclaimed the fourth Sunday of July National Parents’ Day, today’s observance combines the concepts behind Mother’s Day and Father’s Day into one focus on the value of the family unit. New York has always been a great city for families, as noted by books such as The Cool Parents’ …

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Quotable NYC

“To say that New York came up to its advance billing would be the baldest of understatements.  Being there was like being in heaven without going to all the bother and expense of dying.” — P.G. Wodehouse

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Quotable NYC

“New York lay stretched in midsummer languor under her trees in her thinnest dress, idly and beautifully to the eyes of her lover.” — E.B. White

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