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04/02/2021
A Tribute to Martha Graham

Toasting The Town remembers Martha Graham who passed this day in NYC in 1991. She is remembered as a pioneer of Modern Dance.

Originally produced by Madoff Productions for Martha's 100th birthday, premiered at City Center, NYC.

“…this is a city of fantastic strength, sophistication and beauty.”-Ada Louise Huxtable
04/02/2021

“…this is a city of fantastic strength, sophistication and beauty.”
-Ada Louise Huxtable

Next stop: history! The NY Transit Museum highlights the region's rich transportation history—and it’s housed within an ...
04/01/2021

Next stop: history! The NY Transit Museum highlights the region's rich transportation history—and it’s housed within an old subway station! You can even see historical train cars on the station's original tracks. Learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/1w1cG6m

“‘New York!’ he said. ‘That’s not a place, it’s a dream.” - Ralph Ellison
04/01/2021

“‘New York!’ he said. ‘That’s not a place, it’s a dream.”
- Ralph Ellison

Since 1908, the elegant University Heights Bridge has spanned the Harlem River. The bridge itself was first constructed ...
04/01/2021

Since 1908, the elegant University Heights Bridge has spanned the Harlem River. The bridge itself was first constructed in the 1890s and was stationed upriver from the current location. Today it carries more than 45,000 vehicles per day! Enjoy more on toastingthetown.com: http://bit.ly/1vYgXxI

Oh….klahoma! This day in 1943: Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway. Alfred Drake and Joan R...
03/31/2021

Oh….klahoma! This day in 1943: Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway. Alfred Drake and Joan Roberts starred.

How regal! This day in 1909: The Queensborough Bridge opened, linking Manhattan and Queens!
03/31/2021

How regal! This day in 1909: The Queensborough Bridge opened, linking Manhattan and Queens!

Legendary!  For mozzarella that’s out of this world, head over to Mike’s Deli in the Bronx.  Its eggplant parm even beat...
03/30/2021

Legendary! For mozzarella that’s out of this world, head over to Mike’s Deli in the Bronx. Its eggplant parm even beat Chef Bobby Flay in a throw-down! Stop on by and check out all the good eats at this classic shop. Learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/1BCzRe7

“I didn’t know the city at all, but I was so happy to be in New York I cried.” -Greta Gerwig
03/30/2021

“I didn’t know the city at all, but I was so happy to be in New York I cried.”
-Greta Gerwig

"This is New York, the city of the most beautiful places in the world.”-Kathleen O’Reilly
03/30/2021

"This is New York, the city of the most beautiful places in the world.”
-Kathleen O’Reilly

03/30/2021
Some Like it Hot (1959) Movie Trailer HD

“Boy never met girl like this before…” This day in 1959: "Some Like It Hot," starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon and Marilyn Monroe, premiered in New York!

Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and try to find a way out of the city before they are found and killed by the mob. The only...

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03/30/2021

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03/29/2021
ANNA SOKOLOW

Toasting The Town remembers legendary dancer Anna Sokolow who passed this day in NYC in 2000; she started her career as a member of Martha Graham’s ensemble and later co-founded the Actors Studio.

“Just give me the moon over BrooklynWhen the long long day is throughI'll be waltzing with MazieDown Flatbush Avenue”-Gu...
03/29/2021

“Just give me the moon over Brooklyn
When the long long day is through
I'll be waltzing with Mazie
Down Flatbush Avenue”
-Guy Lombardo

Walk on over! The Wards Island Footbridge is NYC’s first and only permanent bridge for pedestrians. It sits uptown on Ma...
03/29/2021

Walk on over! The Wards Island Footbridge is NYC’s first and only permanent bridge for pedestrians. It sits uptown on Manhattan's east side at 103rd Street. Learn more on TTT: http://bit.ly/1jVFTNR

Do you have the key? The stately Gramercy Park is tucked away between East 20th and 21st Streets—and only a key will get...
03/29/2021

Do you have the key? The stately Gramercy Park is tucked away between East 20th and 21st Streets—and only a key will get you in. But you can enjoy the view just by taking a stroll ‘round! Learn more on TTT: http://ow.ly/lU3cm

“It's a thrill to shop on 34th StreetOr down in Union Square we like the people you meetOn Mulberry Street, have you eve...
03/28/2021

“It's a thrill to shop on 34th Street
Or down in Union Square we like the people you meet
On Mulberry Street, have you ever been there
Every street's a boulevard in Old New York”
-Dean Martin

“The pulse of New York City can be found on the bent elbows of the patrons in Pete's Tavern.” -Mickey WyteOn your way ov...
03/28/2021

“The pulse of New York City can be found on the bent elbows of the patrons in Pete's Tavern.”
-Mickey Wyte
On your way over for a beer or meal, learn more about this classic institution, on TTT: http://ow.ly/lU3k7

03/28/2021
Bob Fosse's " DANCIN " Commercial 1978

This day in 1978: Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opened at Broadhurst Theater and ran for 1,774 performances! It was a dance r***e that featured an array of well-loved songs, and Fosse won a Tony for choreography.

1978 Broadway Commercial featuring the Original New York Cast of Bob Fosse's " DANCIN "

Any takers for fish and chips? The charming downtown tavern that today bears Samuel Fraunces’ name was originally called...
03/28/2021

Any takers for fish and chips? The charming downtown tavern that today bears Samuel Fraunces’ name was originally called the Queen’s Head. Read more about this historic spot on Toasting The Town: http://ow.ly/lU3mu

Toasting The Town remembers NYC-born Milton Berle—aka Mr. Television—who passed this day in 2002.
03/27/2021

Toasting The Town remembers NYC-born Milton Berle—aka Mr. Television—who passed this day in 2002.

03/27/2021
Movie Legends - Farley Granger

Toasting The Town remembers actor Farley Granger who passed this day in NYC in 2011; he’s best known for his collaborations with Hitchcock.

Best known for his two Hitchcock films, 'Rope' (1948) and 'Strangers on a Train' (1951)

“I found a flower in a fieldA field of cars and people, Rows of concrete, paint, and steelManhattan is where it grew”-Th...
03/27/2021

“I found a flower in a field
A field of cars and people,
Rows of concrete, paint, and steel
Manhattan is where it grew”
-The Avett Brothers

03/27/2021
Jennifer Grey on the 25th Anniversary of 'Dirty Dancing'

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC-born Jennifer Grey! Hope you have the time of your time!

On the 25th Anniversary of her hit 'Dirty Dancing' actress Jennifer Grey gives us her take on what made the movie so successful.

Prohibition-era Toast! Popular NYC drama critic (and the inspiration for the main character in “The Man Who Came To Dinn...
03/27/2021

Prohibition-era Toast! Popular NYC drama critic (and the inspiration for the main character in “The Man Who Came To Dinner”) Alexander Woolcott often claimed that the Brandy Alexander cocktail was named after him. Make your own by putting in a shaker, with ice: 1 oz brandy, 1 oz dark crème de cacao, and 1 oz cream. Shake and strain into a chilled glass; garnish with nutmeg. Cheers!

“Going back to New York CityTo do the things I never didI'm heading back to New York CityTo see the things I never saw”-...
03/26/2021

“Going back to New York City
To do the things I never did
I'm heading back to New York City
To see the things I never saw”
-Joan Armatrading

“Don’t rain on my parade…” This day in 1964: "Funny Girl," starring Brooklyn's own Barbra Streisand, debuted in NYC!
03/26/2021

“Don’t rain on my parade…” This day in 1964: "Funny Girl," starring Brooklyn's own Barbra Streisand, debuted in NYC!

03/26/2021
Gertrude Niesen: "Oh Johnny!"

Toasting The Town remembers NYC-born Gertrude Niesen who passed this day in 1975. She was a “torch singer” (of love songs) as well as an actress.

Gertrude Niesen sings multiple renditions of "Oh, Johnny!" in this Soundies-like musical short produced by the Vis-o-graph Corporation of America in 1941.

03/26/2021
Overture - Gypsy (Original Broadway Cast 1959)

A rose by any other name… This day in 1961: "Gypsy" closed at Broadway Theater after 702 performances! It was nominated for eight Tony awards.

Overture Stephen Sondheim (Lyrics)Jule Styne (Composer)Milton Rosenstock (Conductor)Broadway Theatre OrchestraGypsy [Original Broadway Cast 1959]Buylinkshtt...

“Just listen to the music of the traffic in the cityLinger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty”-Petula Clark
03/25/2021

“Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty”
-Petula Clark

Start your day with America’s first espresso and a cannoli!  In 1892, Ferarra’s café opened on Grand Street, and there w...
03/25/2021

Start your day with America’s first espresso and a cannoli! In 1892, Ferarra’s café opened on Grand Street, and there were lines out the door! Learn more about this classic shop, then head on over: http://bit.ly/1B9Eiw9

A classic! The White Horse Tavern is housed in one of Greenwich Village’s oldest wood-framed buildings. On your way over...
03/25/2021

A classic! The White Horse Tavern is housed in one of Greenwich Village’s oldest wood-framed buildings. On your way over for a refreshing beverage and sparkling conversation, learn more on TTT: http://ow.ly/lU3qf

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