Post Tagged with: "New York City"

Profile America: All News Radio

Profile America: All News Radio

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 […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Profile America
Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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 […]

by · March 17, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays
Profile America: NYC Bans Women Smoking

Profile America: NYC Bans Women Smoking

On this date in 1908, the New York City council passed an ordinance that made it illegal for women to smoke in public places.

by · January 21, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: Labor Day

Profile America: Labor Day

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 […]

by · September 5, 2016 · Holidays, Profile America
Profile America: Radio News

Profile America: Radio News

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 […]

by · September 1, 2016 · Profile America
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Profile America: Soaps and Aerosol Sprays

Two ordinary items used in many American households were created by New York City residents on this date in August 1865 and 1939.

by · August 22, 2016 · Profile America
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Profile America: Churning Love

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.

by · June 8, 2016 · Profile America
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Profile America: Prints Among Men

The first criminal case in the U.S. in which fingerprint evidence alone won conviction occurred this month in New York City in 1911.

by · May 25, 2016 · Crime, Profile America
Profile America: The Pizza Pies Have It

Profile America: The Pizza Pies Have It

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 […]

by · March 7, 2016 · Profile America
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Profile America: NYC Bans Women Smoking

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 […]

by · January 21, 2016 · History, Profile America, Women
Briton Seeks to be First Person to Swim from New York to London

Briton Seeks to be First Person to Swim from New York to London

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 […]

by · December 22, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Sports
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Ann Clair’s Big Sandwich

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 […]

by · February 18, 2014 · Business, Special Sections