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Lobster, charcuterie, and fresh bread—oh my! The legendary Chelsea Market occupies a building that served as a Nabisco...
05/21/2019

Lobster, charcuterie, and fresh bread—oh my! The legendary Chelsea Market occupies a building that served as a Nabisco factory from 1892 through the 1950s. Enjoy more of the story on TTT: http://bit.ly/1uO5lLv

Fly! This day in History, 1927: Charles Lindbergh takes off from Long Island for Paris!
05/21/2019

Fly! This day in History, 1927: Charles Lindbergh takes off from Long Island for Paris!

05/20/2019
Sandman Sims

Toasting The Town remembers Howard 'Sandman' Sims who passed this day in NYC in 2003. He was a legendary Vaudevillian tap dancer.

Howard "Sandman" Sims was a tap dancer, a practitioner of a style of dance in which a beat is loudly, clearly tapped out by a dancer sporting specially-made ...

“I'm heading back to New York CityTimes square and all those Broadway babes”-Joan Armatrading
05/20/2019

“I'm heading back to New York City
Times square and all those Broadway babes”
-Joan Armatrading

Toasting The Town remembers Southampton-born Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who passed in NYC this day in 1994.
05/20/2019

Toasting The Town remembers Southampton-born Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who passed in NYC this day in 1994.

05/20/2019
Nora Ephron Interview

TTT remembers NYC-born journalist, screenwriter, and director Nora Ephron who was born this day in 1941. She is known especially for “When Harry Met Sally.”

An interview with screenwriter, director, author Nora Ephron. For more interviews and inspiration, go to: http://www.authormagazine.org/

Charge! Since 1989, the Charging Bull bronze statue has graced the streets of Manhattan's Financial District. How it got...
05/19/2019

Charge! Since 1989, the Charging Bull bronze statue has graced the streets of Manhattan's Financial District. How it got there is quite a story…read all about it on TTT!: http://bit.ly/1yjBayL

“34th StreetUnion SquareMulberry StreetHave you ever been there”-Dean Martin
05/19/2019

“34th Street
Union Square
Mulberry Street
Have you ever been there”
-Dean Martin

05/19/2019
Brotherhood Of Man - Robert Morse

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to Mad Men’s Robert Alan Morse! (You can also catch him in the film version of “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” reprising the role he played in the Broadway original!)

Robert Morse got the chance to recreate his Tony Award winning role in the 1967 film version of the Broadway musical, "How To Succeed In Business Without Rea...

A sweet treat! Since 1979, Bensonhurst’s Villabate Alba bakery has been using classic recipes and high-quality ingredi...
05/19/2019

A sweet treat! Since 1979, Bensonhurst’s Villabate Alba bakery has been using classic recipes and high-quality ingredients—the cannoli are legendary! Learn more on TTT, then head on over: http://bit.ly/1FUDxXg

“Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.” -Mark Twain
05/18/2019

“Make your mark in New York and you are a made man.”
-Mark Twain

Let’s go Islanders! This day in 1983: The New York Islanders sweep the Edmonton Oilers in 4 games, for a Stanley Cup t...
05/18/2019

Let’s go Islanders! This day in 1983: The New York Islanders sweep the Edmonton Oilers in 4 games, for a Stanley Cup title!

“Broadway, Broadway Everybody's happy and gay Where the night is brighter than day Up along Broadway”-Mel Torme
05/17/2019

“Broadway, Broadway
Everybody's happy and gay
Where the night is brighter than day
Up along Broadway”
-Mel Torme

05/17/2019
The Odd Couple - Felix The Calypso Singer

Toasting The Town remembers actor Tony Randall who passed this day in NYC in 2004; he was known especially for “The Odd Couple."

Classic clip from "Felix, The Calypso Singer" (season 2, episode 12 original airdate: Dec. 24, 1971). Oscar (Jack Klugman), Felix (Tony Randall) and Nancy (J...

Southampton is the oldest English settlement in NY State—and the Southampton Historical Museum has preserved many of t...
05/17/2019

Southampton is the oldest English settlement in NY State—and the Southampton Historical Museum has preserved many of the settlement’s early treasures (including buildings). Check it out!—and learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/1jYp0oA

05/17/2019
Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man (1972)

Toasting The Town remembers NYC-born Sammy Davis Jr. who passed this day in 1990. A legendary entertainer, he was a member of the "Rat Pack."

Sammy Davis performs his big world-wide smash hit recording of "The Candyman" in this 1972 clip. The song was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley a...

“At night… the streets become rhythmical perspectives of glowing dotted lines, reflections hung upon them in the str...
05/17/2019

“At night… the streets become rhythmical perspectives of glowing dotted lines, reflections hung upon them in the streets as the wisteria hangs its violet racemes on its trellis.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright

05/16/2019
Jim Henson - The Man Behind The Muppets | Mini Bio | BIO

Toasting The Town remembers Jim Henson who passed this day in NYC in 1990. His beloved Muppets carry on the torch.

Jim Henson, the man behind the Muppets, began working as a puppeteer in college, where Kermit the Frog made his debut. His lovable characters were featured o...

Let’s so Islanders! This day in 1982: The New York Islanders sweep the Vancouver Canucks in 4 games to secure the Stan...
05/16/2019

Let’s so Islanders! This day in 1982: The New York Islanders sweep the Vancouver Canucks in 4 games to secure the Stanley Cup!

Please stand away from the platform edge!  Except at the NY Transit Museum, where you can get an up-close-and-personal l...
05/16/2019

Please stand away from the platform edge! Except at the NY Transit Museum, where you can get an up-close-and-personal look at NYC’s transit history. Even better, it’s housed in an old subway station! Learn more about this unique museum on TTT: http://bit.ly/1w1cG6m

You can’t fight it… This day in 1812: The new City Hall building on Lower Manhattan's Park Row is dedicated. (This p...
05/16/2019

You can’t fight it… This day in 1812: The new City Hall building on Lower Manhattan's Park Row is dedicated. (This postcard is from the early 1900s.)

Aptly named, the historic White Horse Tavern boasts an impressive collection of white-horse-themed collectibles.  The ba...
05/16/2019

Aptly named, the historic White Horse Tavern boasts an impressive collection of white-horse-themed collectibles. The bar is also housed in one of Greenwich Village’s oldest wood-framed buildings. Giddy up on over to check it out; on the way, learn more on TTT: http://ow.ly/lU3qf

05/15/2019
Academy Tribute to JOHNNY GREEN

Toasting The Town remembers NYC-born composer Johnny Green who passed this day in 1989. One of his most famous songs is “Body & Soul.”

Poster Illustration by Cliff Carson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Tribute to legendary MGM composer/conductor JOHN GREEN

It comes down to realityAnd it's fine with me 'cause I've let it slideDon't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside-Billy...
05/15/2019

It comes down to reality
And it's fine with me 'cause I've let it slide
Don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside
-Billy Joel

“I’m going to show you the real New York – witty, smart, and impressive – like any metropolis." - Oriana Fallaci
05/15/2019

“I’m going to show you the real New York – witty, smart, and impressive – like any metropolis."
- Oriana Fallaci

05/15/2019
Rita Hayworth in Gilda - first appearance in the movie (complete scene)

Toasting The Town remembers NYC-born actress, dancer, and singer Rita Hayworth who passed this day in 1987. She’s known especially for her role in “Gilda.”

Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) meets Gilda (Rita Hayworth) for the 'first' time in this great movie. Johhny works for Ballin Mundson (George Macready) and finds...

“So keep smiling and you'll never wear a frownJust remember there's an East SideAnd the West Side and Uptown and DownT...
05/14/2019

“So keep smiling and you'll never wear a frown
Just remember there's an East Side
And the West Side and Uptown and Down
That's why we're proud to be a part of New York Town”
-Dean Martin

Pre-Prohibition Toast! The Gin Rickey: Squeeze half a lime into a glass with ice. Add 2 oz. London dry gin. Drop the squ...
05/14/2019

Pre-Prohibition Toast! The Gin Rickey: Squeeze half a lime into a glass with ice. Add 2 oz. London dry gin. Drop the squeezed half-lime into glass and top with club soda. Cheers!

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05/14/2019

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“Thought I'd seen some ups and down 'Till I come into New York townPeople going down to the groundBuilding going up to...
05/14/2019

“Thought I'd seen some ups and down
'Till I come into New York town
People going down to the ground
Building going up to the sky.”
-Bob Dylan

“Situated on an island which I think it will one day cover, it rises like Venice from the sea, and like that fairest o...
05/13/2019

“Situated on an island which I think it will one day cover, it rises like Venice from the sea, and like that fairest of cities in the days of her glory, receives into its lap tribute of all the riches of the earth.”
-Francis Trollope

”So I went to New York City to be born again.”-Kurt Vonnegut
05/13/2019

”So I went to New York City to be born again.”
-Kurt Vonnegut

05/12/2019
The Facts of Life - Tootie's Tantrum

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC-born actress Kim Fields!

Tootie (Kim Fields) has an all out breakdown when Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) tells her that she can't go to a Jermaine Jackson concert.

05/12/2019
Lets Fall In Love - Lillian Roth with The Don Costa Orchestra - 1955

Toasting The Town remembers actress, singer, and author Lillian Roth who passed in NYC this day in 1980.

BEST SOUND AT 720p. Lets Fall In Love by Lillian Roth with The Don Costa Orchestra from the 1955 Epic Lp from the movie of her life titled I'll Cry Tomorrow ...

Go for a spin!  Central Park's first carousel arrived in 1871 and was cranked by hand.  (A later version was powered by ...
05/12/2019

Go for a spin! Central Park's first carousel arrived in 1871 and was cranked by hand. (A later version was powered by horses and mules!) Stop by to see the circa-1908 model that’s in use today—and take a ride! Learn more about this delightful gem on TTT: http://bit.ly/QB6u7o

“When you leave New York you ain't going anywhere.” ― Jimmy Breslin
05/12/2019

“When you leave New York you ain't going anywhere.”
― Jimmy Breslin

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