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"The beauty of New York is sculptural and atmospheric. It's a city of shapes that bang together and rearrange themselves...
12/19/2021

"The beauty of New York is sculptural and atmospheric. It's a city of shapes that bang together and rearrange themselves as if seen through a kaleidoscope. Move 20 yards and the view changes.” -Stephen Brooka

"The beauty of New York is sculptural and atmospheric. It's a city of shapes that bang together and rearrange themselves as if seen through a kaleidoscope. Move 20 yards and the view changes.” -Stephen Brooka

“Brown paper packages tied up with string…” When Gennaro Lombardi started selling pizzas in 1897, he wrapped them in pap...
12/19/2021

“Brown paper packages tied up with string…” When Gennaro Lombardi started selling pizzas in 1897, he wrapped them in paper. Today, the pizzeria continues to turn out delights from its coal oven; read more on Toasting The Town, then head on over!: http://bit.ly/1hGjYWp

“Brown paper packages tied up with string…” When Gennaro Lombardi started selling pizzas in 1897, he wrapped them in paper. Today, the pizzeria continues to turn out delights from its coal oven; read more on Toasting The Town, then head on over!: http://bit.ly/1hGjYWp

Legendary boxing personality Jimmy Glenn has welcomed customers to his cozy Times Square bar since 1980.  Like Jimmy, th...
12/19/2021

Legendary boxing personality Jimmy Glenn has welcomed customers to his cozy Times Square bar since 1980. Like Jimmy, the place holds countless memories from boxing's golden era. Stop by for a beverage and great company! Learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/1ujylK5

Legendary boxing personality Jimmy Glenn has welcomed customers to his cozy Times Square bar since 1980. Like Jimmy, the place holds countless memories from boxing's golden era. Stop by for a beverage and great company! Learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/1ujylK5

Remember the Titans? This day in 1959: Sammy Baugh was named the 1st coach of the Titans of New York (later the NY Jets)...
12/19/2021

Remember the Titans? This day in 1959: Sammy Baugh was named the 1st coach of the Titans of New York (later the NY Jets).

Remember the Titans? This day in 1959: Sammy Baugh was named the 1st coach of the Titans of New York (later the NY Jets).

A toast to Da Bronx! One of the most famous cocktails in the 1930s, a Bronx Cocktail is made by mixing: one-third Plymou...
12/18/2021

A toast to Da Bronx! One of the most famous cocktails in the 1930s, a Bronx Cocktail is made by mixing: one-third Plymouth gin, one-third French vermouth and one-third Italian vermouth. Flavor this mixture with two dashes of orange bitters, a “bar-spoonful” of orange juice and a squeeze of orange peel. Serve cold. Cheers!

A toast to Da Bronx! One of the most famous cocktails in the 1930s, a Bronx Cocktail is made by mixing: one-third Plymouth gin, one-third French vermouth and one-third Italian vermouth. Flavor this mixture with two dashes of orange bitters, a “bar-spoonful” of orange juice and a squeeze of orange peel. Serve cold. Cheers!

This day in 1956: Phil Rizzuto signed as the NY Yankees radio-TV announcer! His entire playing career was with the Yanke...
12/18/2021
Roger Maris 1961 - 57th Home Run as Called by Phil Rizzuto, WPIX-TV, 9/19/1961

This day in 1956: Phil Rizzuto signed as the NY Yankees radio-TV announcer! His entire playing career was with the Yankees and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.

YanksAtShea is proud to present another of eleven videos highlighting the last ten home runs of Roger Maris's magic 61 home runs hit during the 1961 season b...

Epic! This day in 1839: The 1st celestial photograph was made in the U.S. by New Yorker John Draper. Draper was a founde...
12/18/2021

Epic! This day in 1839: The 1st celestial photograph was made in the U.S. by New Yorker John Draper. Draper was a founder of the NYU School of Medicine.

Epic! This day in 1839: The 1st celestial photograph was made in the U.S. by New Yorker John Draper. Draper was a founder of the NYU School of Medicine.

A happy birthday from Toasting The Town to the NY former Mets’ Josh Edgin! Hope your day is outta the park!
12/18/2021
[email protected]: Edgin strikes out four consecutive batters

A happy birthday from Toasting The Town to the NY former Mets’ Josh Edgin! Hope your day is outta the park!

8/10/14: Josh Edgin strikes out the four batters he faces in a terrific relief appearance out of the Mets bullpenCheck out http://m.mlb.com/video for our ful...

“God bless us every one…” This day in 1992: The Patrick Stewart 1-man version of "A Christmas Carol" opened at the Broad...
12/17/2021
A Christmas Carol - Patrick Stewart

“God bless us every one…” This day in 1992: The Patrick Stewart 1-man version of "A Christmas Carol" opened at the Broadhurst. Stewart also starred in a 1999 film version of “A Christmas Carol,” with full cast.

Enjoy the Christmas Day Spirit with E. Scrooge - Patrick Stewart!

“They say the neon lights are brightOn BroadwayThey say there's always magic in the air…” - George Benson
12/17/2021

“They say the neon lights are bright
On Broadway
They say there's always magic in the air…” - George Benson

“They say the neon lights are bright
On Broadway
They say there's always magic in the air…” - George Benson

This day in 1956: "F***y"closed at Majestic Theater after 888 performances!  Florence Henderson starred alongside Willia...
12/17/2021
F***y (title song) written by Harold Rome, performed by William Tabbert

This day in 1956: "F***y"closed at Majestic Theater after 888 performances! Florence Henderson starred alongside William Tabbert and Walter Slezak.

(I do not own the right.)The title song of "F***y"written by Harold Romeperformed by William "Younger Than Spring Time" TabbertOnly you, long as I may live, ...

"The people in New York are very beautiful, I am sure! And how can they help being wise, in such a big and complicated c...
12/16/2021

"The people in New York are very beautiful, I am sure! And how can they help being wise, in such a big and complicated city?" -FredericProkosch

"The people in New York are very beautiful, I am sure! And how can they help being wise, in such a big and complicated city?" -FredericProkosch

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12/16/2021
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Toasting The Town is a free e-newsletter subscription and timeless publication, designed to entertain and educate residents of any city, town or village, of the heritage of their local surroundings. Our editorials are recounts of history – authored with the intent of lifting our readers out of thei...

Good food, good company, and a healthy dose of hospitality…just the way George Washington liked it.  Have you checked ou...
12/16/2021

Good food, good company, and a healthy dose of hospitality…just the way George Washington liked it. Have you checked out Fraunces Tavern’s colonial charm?... Oysters and a plain porter, anyone? Read more before you go: http://ow.ly/lU3mu

Good food, good company, and a healthy dose of hospitality…just the way George Washington liked it. Have you checked out Fraunces Tavern’s colonial charm?... Oysters and a plain porter, anyone? Read more before you go: http://ow.ly/lU3mu

Prohibition-era toast! To make a Boulevard cocktail, stir with ice: 2 oz rye whiskey, 1/2 oz Grand Marnier, and 1/2 oz d...
12/15/2021

Prohibition-era toast! To make a Boulevard cocktail, stir with ice: 2 oz rye whiskey, 1/2 oz Grand Marnier, and 1/2 oz dry vermouth. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with orange peel. Cheers!

Prohibition-era toast! To make a Boulevard cocktail, stir with ice: 2 oz rye whiskey, 1/2 oz Grand Marnier, and 1/2 oz dry vermouth. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with orange peel. Cheers!

Things that are 150 years old: The National Museum of Iceland, The Zoological Garden of Hamburg, The Grand Prix de Paris...
12/15/2021

Things that are 150 years old: The National Museum of Iceland, The Zoological Garden of Hamburg, The Grand Prix de Paris, and the Brooklyn Historical Society. We’re sure all of them are fantastic, but we’re partial to the BHS. Find out why on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/19F8JZu

Things that are 150 years old: The National Museum of Iceland, The Zoological Garden of Hamburg, The Grand Prix de Paris, and the Brooklyn Historical Society. We’re sure all of them are fantastic, but we’re partial to the BHS. Find out why on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/19F8JZu

Dylan Thomas: “I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, ...
12/15/2021

Dylan Thomas: “I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, because I won’t ever dare ask that question.” One thing we do know is where Thomas liked to pass the time. Read more on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/1g78X4D

Dylan Thomas: “I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, because I won’t ever dare ask that question.” One thing we do know is where Thomas liked to pass the time. Read more on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/1g78X4D

This day in 1997: Arthur Miller’s "A View From the [Brooklyn] Bridge" opened at the Criterion Theater. The story centere...
12/15/2021

This day in 1997: Arthur Miller’s "A View From the [Brooklyn] Bridge" opened at the Criterion Theater. The story centered on a longshoreman and his family in Red Hook.

This day in 1997: Arthur Miller’s "A View From the [Brooklyn] Bridge" opened at the Criterion Theater. The story centered on a longshoreman and his family in Red Hook.

To everything, turn turn turn… What’s your favorite season in Central Park? We love them all, but there’s nothing like i...
12/14/2021

To everything, turn turn turn… What’s your favorite season in Central Park? We love them all, but there’s nothing like ice skating at Wollman Rink—or taking it all in from the perch of Gapstow Bridge. Read more on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/1aslmYa

To everything, turn turn turn… What’s your favorite season in Central Park? We love them all, but there’s nothing like ice skating at Wollman Rink—or taking it all in from the perch of Gapstow Bridge. Read more on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/1aslmYa

Kick up your heels! This day in 1957, Frank Loesser’s "The Most Happy Fella" closed at Imperial Theater after 600+ perfo...
12/14/2021
"Joey Joey Joey" (Loesser's MOST HAPPY FELLA O.C.R) Art Lund 1956

Kick up your heels! This day in 1957, Frank Loesser’s "The Most Happy Fella" closed at Imperial Theater after 600+ performances. Described as an “operatic musical,” it was based on the play “They Knew What They Wanted.”

"Joey Joey Joey", as sung by Art Lund in the original Broadway production of THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (1956), music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.If you like this,...

Toasting The Town remembers #Queens-born Patty Duke, who was born on this day. With a breakout role as Helen Keller in “...
12/14/2021

Toasting The Town remembers #Queens-born Patty Duke, who was born on this day. With a breakout role as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” Duke went on to star in her own show in which she played “identical cousins.”

Toasting The Town remembers #Queens-born Patty Duke, who was born on this day. With a breakout role as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” Duke went on to star in her own show in which she played “identical cousins.”

Hot pizza on a chilly day…what’s better?! Gennaro Lombardi was onto something when he started making coal-oven pizza, th...
12/14/2021

Hot pizza on a chilly day…what’s better?! Gennaro Lombardi was onto something when he started making coal-oven pizza, that’s for sure. More than 100 years later, Lombardi’s is still owned by family. Learn more about this authentic pizzeria on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/1hGjYWp

Hot pizza on a chilly day…what’s better?! Gennaro Lombardi was onto something when he started making coal-oven pizza, that’s for sure. More than 100 years later, Lombardi’s is still owned by family. Learn more about this authentic pizzeria on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/1hGjYWp

Pen pals and shenanigans! This day in 1944, Norman Krasna's romantic comedy "Dear Ruth" premiered. The 1947 film starred...
12/14/2021

Pen pals and shenanigans! This day in 1944, Norman Krasna's romantic comedy "Dear Ruth" premiered. The 1947 film starred William Holden and Joan Caufield.

Pen pals and shenanigans! This day in 1944, Norman Krasna's romantic comedy "Dear Ruth" premiered. The 1947 film starred William Holden and Joan Caufield.

Ohhh….klahoma… This day in 1979, a revival of "Oklahoma!" opened at the Palace Theater. Oscar Hammerstein’s son directed...
12/13/2021

Ohhh….klahoma… This day in 1979, a revival of "Oklahoma!" opened at the Palace Theater. Oscar Hammerstein’s son directed the production.

Ohhh….klahoma… This day in 1979, a revival of "Oklahoma!" opened at the Palace Theater. Oscar Hammerstein’s son directed the production.

“The glamour of it all! New York! America!” -Charlie Chaplin
12/13/2021

“The glamour of it all! New York! America!” -Charlie Chaplin

“The glamour of it all! New York! America!” -Charlie Chaplin

When you’re a Jet… This day in 1976, “Broadway Joe” (Joe Namath) played his last game as a New York Jet.  In 1985, he wa...
12/12/2021

When you’re a Jet… This day in 1976, “Broadway Joe” (Joe Namath) played his last game as a New York Jet. In 1985, he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

When you’re a Jet… This day in 1976, “Broadway Joe” (Joe Namath) played his last game as a New York Jet. In 1985, he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

Toasting The Town remembers actress Tallulah Bankhead who passed this day in NYC in 1968. A bold stage and screen actres...
12/12/2021

Toasting The Town remembers actress Tallulah Bankhead who passed this day in NYC in 1968. A bold stage and screen actress, she was also a big fan of the NY Giants baseball team!

Toasting The Town remembers actress Tallulah Bankhead who passed this day in NYC in 1968. A bold stage and screen actress, she was also a big fan of the NY Giants baseball team!

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” –John Newton It is a beautiful, imposing building—distinctly positioned at a bend ...
12/12/2021

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” –John Newton
It is a beautiful, imposing building—distinctly positioned at a bend in the road. And Grace Church is a national, state, and city landmark to boot. Take a peek inside, and learn more before you go: http://bit.ly/HI0aHj

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” –John Newton
It is a beautiful, imposing building—distinctly positioned at a bend in the road. And Grace Church is a national, state, and city landmark to boot. Take a peek inside, and learn more before you go: http://bit.ly/HI0aHj

Always a thinker… This day in 1809, NYC Mayor Dewitt Clinton spoke at the dedication of the city's first public school, ...
12/12/2021

Always a thinker… This day in 1809, NYC Mayor Dewitt Clinton spoke at the dedication of the city's first public school, on the site of today's P.S. 2, on Henry Street. An advocate of education, Clinton was instrumental in the Free School Society.

Always a thinker… This day in 1809, NYC Mayor Dewitt Clinton spoke at the dedication of the city's first public school, on the site of today's P.S. 2, on Henry Street. An advocate of education, Clinton was instrumental in the Free School Society.

Go Big Blue! This day in 1938: The #NYGiants won the NFL championship game, over the Green Bay Packers, at the Polo Grou...
12/11/2021

Go Big Blue! This day in 1938: The #NYGiants won the NFL championship game, over the Green Bay Packers, at the Polo Grounds. A record crowd of 48,120 was in attendance.

Go Big Blue! This day in 1938: The #NYGiants won the NFL championship game, over the Green Bay Packers, at the Polo Grounds. A record crowd of 48,120 was in attendance.

This day in 1989: "City of Angels" opened at the Virginia Theater for 878 performances. The film-noir-themed show won si...
12/11/2021
CITY OF ANGELS commercial

This day in 1989: "City of Angels" opened at the Virginia Theater for 878 performances. The film-noir-themed show won six Tonys.

City of Angels opened on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre on December 11, 1989 and closed on January 19, 1992 after 878 performances.

You’ve probably never seen the place so empty, since Grand Central usually sees 500,000+ people through its doors every ...
12/11/2021

You’ve probably never seen the place so empty, since Grand Central usually sees 500,000+ people through its doors every day. This marvel is certainly an architectural treasure. Learn more on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/17b1dGf

You’ve probably never seen the place so empty, since Grand Central usually sees 500,000+ people through its doors every day. This marvel is certainly an architectural treasure. Learn more on Toasting The Town: http://bit.ly/17b1dGf

Mikhail Baryshnikov: “I fell in love with New York.” The same goes for us at Toasting The Town. If you share our passion...
12/11/2021

Mikhail Baryshnikov: “I fell in love with New York.” The same goes for us at Toasting The Town. If you share our passion for Gotham, check us out at www.toastingthetown.com

Mikhail Baryshnikov: “I fell in love with New York.” The same goes for us at Toasting The Town. If you share our passion for Gotham, check us out at www.toastingthetown.com

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