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Monthly Archives: August, 2017

ANSWER:

Ben’s Deli Congratulations to Marie France Lefebvre for getting the correct answer first! Advertisements

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It Happened Today in New York City

On August 30, 1892, Cholera arrived in America with the steerage passengers on board the S.S. Moravia. Bound from Hamburg, Germany, the ship docked at the Quarantine Station in Staten Island where it was discovered that there had been 22 deaths from Cholera during the voyage. While disinfecting procedures commenced on Hoffman and Swinburne Islands, …

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QUESTION:

This sign: “We cure our own corned beef. Our chicken soup cures everything else!” is seen on the front of what Manhattan dining establishment?

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BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE — Jack Kirby

Happy 100th Birthday to the late, great Jack Kirby! Born Jacob Kurtzberg, the native New Yorker became one of the most legendary pioneers of comics and comic book art, working for both Marvel and DC as well as many of their earlier incarnations. With famous collaborators like Joe Simon and Stan Lee, Kirby either created …

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The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #34

Central Synagogue Architect: Henry Fernbach Style: Moorish Use: House of Worship Opened: 1872 Borough: Manhattan The rich use of colors and the stunning bronze cupolas on the city’s oldest continuously used synagogue are the stars of the show at the home for Congregation Ahawath Chesed. New York’s most beautiful Jewish house of worship is, appropriately …

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The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #35

The San Remo Architect: Emery Roth Style: Beaux Arts Use: Residential Opened: 1930 Borough: Manhattan With spectacular park frontage from many apartments to the full-floor panorama of its twin towers, this Hellenic columned masterpiece is one of the most desired and desirable residential buildings in New York City. With a lenient co-op board, it has …

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The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #36

Alhambra Apartments Architect: Montrose W. Morris Style: Renaissance Revival Use: Residential Opened: 1890 Borough: Brooklyn Once abandoned and derelict, this early apartment building has become one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories of metropolitan landmark restoration. Now housing working-class tenants, this former luxury apartment house features ornate towers, gables, and arcades, with intricate Green Man sculptures …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On August 24, 1967, with the city still reeling from the loss of some of its greatest staple structures and still growing accustomed to the newly minted Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Brooklyn Bridge was designated a New York City Landmark at 84 years old.

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ANSWER:

John Dos Passos Congratulations to John Semlak for getting the correct answer first!

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QUESTION:

The house at 110 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn, from whose window Washington Roebling oversaw the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, was later the residence of what political novelist?

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