Wednesday, April 19 — The first all-news radio format in the U.S. debuted on this date in 1965, as WINS-AM in New York City switched from rock and roll to rip and read. Almost 20 years earlier, the station had notched […]
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Friday, March 17 — This is a day when people of all ethnicities are cheerfully encouraged to wear something green. It is St. Patrick’s Day, a rare national holiday observed outside its native land. The day honors Bishop Patrick, born in […]
On this date in 1908, the New York City council passed an ordinance that made it illegal for women to smoke in public places.
LABOR DAY Monday, September 5 — This is Labor Day – a time to honor the nation’s working men and women, and traditionally, the end of the summer season. The observance has more than the usual significance this year because of […]
RADIO NEWS Thursday, September 1 — One of the first daily news programs on the young medium of radio was launched on this date in 1922. It was called “The Radio Digest,” and was hosted by George Thompson over WBAY in New […]
Two ordinary items used in many American households were created by New York City residents on this date in August 1865 and 1939.
One of the joys of summer and sins of consumption goes back to this date in 1786 when commercially made ice cream was first advertised in New York City.
The first criminal case in the U.S. in which fingerprint evidence alone won conviction occurred this month in New York City in 1911.
THE PIES HAVE IT Monday, March 7 — Las Vegas is renowned for spectacular stage shows and as a destination for conventions and expositions. One opens there today that likely would draw an enormous crush of visitors. But sadly, the […]
NYC BANS WOMEN SMOKING Profile America — You may think the debate about smoking is fairly recent, but the more things change, the more they resemble 1908. On this date that year, the New York City council passed an ordinance […]
London-based IT Engineer Bids to be First Person to Swim from New York to London LONDON, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — London IT engineer and extreme swimmer Michael Ventre is hoping to raise millions for Oxfam by swimming 3,800 miles from […]
Guest post written by Bronx Hipster’s Ruth Papazian Family-owned Ann Clair’s Salumeria has been the home of “The Big Sandwich” in the East Bronx neighborhood of Morris Park for more than 40 years. It takes roughly 15 minutes and seven pounds […]