Tag Archives: New York History

1925 Police Chief Suggestion: Pay Bounties To NYPD For Killing Criminals

In 1925 A New York Police Chief Proposed Paying Cops Extra To Kill Criminals Across the country complaints are rising against police officers using excessive force against alleged criminals. So it probably would not be politically correct today to make … Continue reading

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Worst Snowstorms In New York History – January 1925

January 2015, Not As Bad January 1925 It was bad for Suffolk County, NY and Boston, MA, but New York City’s 2015 “worst blizzard of all time” did not live up to its billing. Official records for the city have … Continue reading

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Part 2 – An Interview With Avery Corman “My Old Neighborhood Remembered A Memoir”

Avery Corman Talks About: Dating, Restaurants, High School in The Bronx, The Advertising World, Getting Published and Having His Books Adapted To Film We continue our interview with Avery Corman, author of the new book My Old Neighborhood Remembered A … Continue reading

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An Interview With Avery Corman “My Old Neighborhood Remembered A Memoir”

Avery Corman, Author of Kramer vs. Kramer, Talks About His Latest Book: My Old Neighborhood Remembered A Memoir The neighborhood is the Bronx. The time is World War II and the post war years. And the writer is Avery Corman. … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know If Visiting New York City In 1873

Thousands of children are imported from Italy each year to turn them into organ-grinders and street beggars. 12 Helpful Hints And Notes From 1873 From the wordily titled – Wood’s Illustrated Handbook To New York and Environs: A Guide For … Continue reading

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Ladies Day – Rowing On The Harlem River Circa 1905

Ladies Get Ready For Rowing At An Annual Regatta On The Harlem River At the turn of the century, the male dominated rowing clubs of New York City, Long Island and Hoboken would hold regattas and invite the fairer sex … Continue reading

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When The New York City Subway Opened On October 27, 1904

20 Cool Facts About The New York City Subway When It Was Brand New 109 years ago on October 27, 1904, the New York City Subway was opened to an enthusiastic public with great fanfare and accolades. New Yorker’s were … Continue reading

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Old New York In Photos #31

The Garbage Strike of 1911 This photograph shows First Avenue and 50th street looking north. A policeman is running after boys who were harassing and chasing a garbage truck (to the left of the trolley) driven by a strike-breaker (now … Continue reading

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Old New York In Photos #30

Heat Waves In New York And Children Cooling Off As New York City endures a heat wave this week, realize that for the majority of the 20th century there was virtually no air conditioning in most homes. The streets provided … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary Of The New York City Draft Riots

July 13, 1863 The Civil War Draft Riots Begin + Related Book Recommendations If you’ve watched Martin Scorcese’s 2002 film The Gangs of New York, you saw a vivid depiction of what the Civil War Draft Riots may have looked … Continue reading

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