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Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Quotable NYC

“In a tough age which called for tough men in baseball, the Yankees were the toughest.” — David Voigt

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Carlito’s Way Congratulations to Andrea Coyle for getting the correct answer first!

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National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

One of the problems with big box national chains is that their ubiquity makes one city rather like another, homogenizing the country and displacing local charm. While New York is certainly not immune to this, our city has many little mom-and-pop businesses that are widely loved, supported, and ardently championed by their community. And experiencing …

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QUESTION:

What movie features Al Pacino trying to spring a prisoner from Rikers Island?

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The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #76

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Architect: C.B.J. Snyder Style: Renaissance Revival Use: Education Opened: 1903 Borough: Manhattan Originally the home of DeWitt Clinton High School, and later Haaren High School, this splendid main campus hall on Tenth Avenue has only been part of John Jay since 1988. Today, it houses classrooms and offices for …

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The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #77

City Center Architect: Harry P. Knowles Style: Moorish Use: Theatre Opened: 1922 Borough: Manhattan Once a Shriners’ temple, this decadent tiled confection is a performing arts center that hosts the annual Christmas season tradition of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations and the widely beloved Encores! concert series of Broadway musicals. The Manhattan Theatre Club also made its …

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The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #78

Park East Synagogue Architect: Schneider & Herter Style: Moorish Use: House of Worship Opened: 1890 Borough: Manhattan Over the doorway of this home for Congregation Zichron Ephraim reads the Hebrew inscription, “Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His courts with praise.” How appropriate for this asymmetrical extravaganza of Upper East Side Orthodoxy.

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The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #79

45 East 66th Street Architect: Harde & Short Style: Gothic Revival Use: Residential Opened: 1908 Borough: Manhattan This magnificent French Gothic façade has been a NYC landmark since 1977, when the tenants victoriously led a rent strike against a landlord who sought to alter its beautiful terra cotta accoutrements after replacing the interior incandescent lighting …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On March 23, 1792, failed speculator William Duer, who had plunged the new nation’s economy to the brink of depression, was arrested and sent to debtor’s prison, where he remained for the rest of his life. The financial panic was the first of its kind for the city of New York, in that it was …

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James Connolly Congratulations to Daniyel for getting the correct answer first!

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