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Monthly Archives: November, 2016

Quotable NYC

“If I live in New York, it is because I choose to live here.  It is the city of total intensity, the city of the moment.” — Diane Vreeland

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It Happened Today in New York City

On November 29, 2001, former Beatles legend George Harrison died at Staten Island University Hospital from lung cancer at the age of 58. Famous as the British rock band’s lead guitarist, Harrison’s compositional contributions included “Here Comes the Sun” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. He was the first of the Fab Four to have …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On November 28, 1966, celebrated author Truman Capote hosted his famous black-and-white ball at the Plaza Hotel. Announced as a party to honor Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham, the fete was in fact a culmination of a lifelong dream Capote had harbored, but only recently had the financial means to pull off (thanks to the …

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Quotable NYC

“Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world.  When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City.  Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real and I myself am not a dream.” …

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New York Is… Medicine

In a city of 8-million people, some are going to get sick. Some may get injured. Most, hopefully, will grow old. When this happens, the bustling metropolis offers some of the greatest hospitals in the world, some of the most interesting pharmacies, some of the most dedicated health care professionals, and any other aspect of …

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Quotable NYC

“Not only is New York the nation’s melting pot, it is also the casserole, the chafing dish and the charcoal grill.” — John Lindsay

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Quotable NYC

“New York is where the future comes to audition.” — Ed Koch

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ANSWER:

Jackie Gleason Congratulations to John Semlak for getting the correct answer first!

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QUESTION:

The former Fifth Avenue Bus Depot in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is now named after what popular actor who grew up in the borough?

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Quotable NYC

“The alive, pulsing city is the greatest artistic achievement of humankind.” — Dr. James Hillman

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