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“One hand in the air for the big cityStreet lights, big dreams, all lookin' prettyNo place in the world that could compa...
12/20/2019

“One hand in the air for the big city
Street lights, big dreams, all lookin' pretty
No place in the world that could compare”
-Alicia Keys

"The beauty of New York is sculptural and atmospheric. It's a city of shapes that bang together and rearrange themselves...
12/20/2019

"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

12/20/2019
A Tribute to Scott Cohen

Birthday wishes from Toasting The Town to NYC-born actor Scott Cohen!

A Tribute to Scott Cohen.. (only pictures) Is my first video. I hope you like it. Thanks for watch! :) NOTE: THIS VIDEO I MAKE IS SIMPLY EDITED BY MYSELF. I ...

12/19/2019
Taxi Intro [1978][HQ+]

Did you know… “Taxi,” starring Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito, was inspired by a 1975 article in New York magazine titled "Night-Shifting for the Hip Fleet.” The show ran from 1978-1983 and won 18 Emmy Awards!

Taxi HQ Plus, Remastered 1978 Taxi is an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The series, which won 1...

12/19/2019
"The Music Man" Overture/Rock Island

76 trombones led the big parade! This day in 1957: "The Music Man" opened at Majestic Theater for 1,375 performances! The cast recording won the first Grammy ever awarded for “Best Original Cast Album.”

The Overture and "Rock Island" from the 1957 Original Broadway Cast Recording of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man."

“Brown paper packages tied up with string…” When Gennaro Lombardi started selling pizzas in 1897, he wrapped them in pap...
12/19/2019

“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

A toast to Da Bronx! One of the most famous cocktails in the 1930s, a Bronx Cocktail is made by mixing: one-third Plymou...
12/19/2019

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!

Epic! This day in 1839: The 1st celestial photograph was made in the U.S. by New Yorker John Draper. Draper was a founde...
12/19/2019

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.

Legendary boxing personality Jimmy Glenn has welcomed customers to his cozy Times Square bar since 1980.  Like Jimmy, th...
12/18/2019

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)...
12/18/2019

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

12/18/2019
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...

“They say the neon lights are brightOn BroadwayThey say there's always magic in the air…” - George Benson
12/18/2019

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

12/17/2019
[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 bullpen Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our fu...

12/17/2019
CSI NY - Stella Bonasera - Stand in the Rain

Did you know… On CSI:NY, character Stella Bonasera’s name was inspired by Stella Kowalski from “A Streetcar Named Desire” and the character of Amerigo Bonasera from “The Godfather”! Melinda Kanakaredes played this character for six seasons.

Vid about my second favorite character on CSI NY ;D I own nothing! No copyright infringement intended!

"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...
12/17/2019

"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?" -Frederic Prokosch

12/17/2019
Fanny (title song) written by Harold Rome, performed by William Tabbert

This day in 1956: "Fanny"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 "Fanny" written by Harold Rome performed by William "Younger Than Spring Time" Tabbert Only you, long as I may li...

12/16/2019
Leo Mcgarry / John Spencer Tribute - West Wing

Toasting The Town remembers NYC-born actor John Spencer who passed this day in 2005; he won an Emmy for his role on “The West Wing.”

A tribute to John Spencer who played Leo Mcgarry on the West Wing.

This building served as the first Capital Building of the United States.  Do you know where it’s located?  See if you’re...
12/16/2019

This building served as the first Capital Building of the United States. Do you know where it’s located? See if you’re right on TTT, then stop by and check it out! http://bit.ly/18ISFGV

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...
12/16/2019

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...
12/16/2019

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

Good food, good company, and a healthy dose of hospitality…just the way George Washington liked it.  Have you checked ou...
12/15/2019

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

New York football! This day in 1982, “The Big Tuna,” Bill Parcells, became the 12th head coach of the New York Giants. H...
12/15/2019

New York football! This day in 1982, “The Big Tuna,” Bill Parcells, became the 12th head coach of the New York Giants. He led the team to two Super Bowl victories (and later led the New York Jets to an AFC Championship Game, too!).

Dylan Thomas: “I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they’ve ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn’t know, ...
12/15/2019

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

12/15/2019
A View from the Bridge 1 - Introduction.avi

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.

A View from the Bridge - Arthur Miller interviewed by the BBC in 1987, discusses the origins and influences of this play.

To everything, turn turn turn… What’s your favorite season in Central Park? We love them all, but there’s nothing like i...
12/14/2019

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

12/14/2019
"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...

12/14/2019
Patty Duke winning Best Supporting Actress

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.”

George Chakiris presenting Patty Duke with the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "The Miracle Worker" at the 35th Academy Awards® in ...

12/14/2019
Oklahoma! - 1979 Broadway Revival

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

Mary Wickes and co. tearing it up!

Hot pizza on a chilly day…what’s better?! Gennaro Lombardi was onto something when he started making coal-oven pizza, th...
12/13/2019

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

A happy birthday from Toasting The Town to #Brooklyn-born Steve Buscemi! You’ve done the “Empire” State proud.
12/13/2019

A happy birthday from Toasting The Town to #Brooklyn-born Steve Buscemi! You’ve done the “Empire” State proud.

Carriage-for-hire! Once a popular means of transportation around town, Hansom Cabs came to NYC in the mid-1800s. Read mo...
12/13/2019

Carriage-for-hire! Once a popular means of transportation around town, Hansom Cabs came to NYC in the mid-1800s. Read more on TTT: http://bit.ly/HlxnrL

“The glamour of it all! New York! America!” -Charlie Chaplin
12/13/2019

“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...
12/12/2019

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.

12/12/2019
Tallulah ~ Baseball Fan

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!

Tallulah Bankhead talks Baseball with Paul Douglas during a WWII radio broadcast.

“A lot of the time when I write about the person that I love, I feel like I'm writing about New York.” Lana Del Rey
12/12/2019

“A lot of the time when I write about the person that I love, I feel like I'm writing about New York.” Lana Del Rey

Always a thinker… This day in 1809, NYC Mayor Dewitt Clinton spoke at the dedication of the city's first public school, ...
12/12/2019

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.

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” –John Newton It is a beautiful, imposing building—distinctly positioned at a bend ...
12/11/2019

“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

Go Big Blue! This day in 1938: The #NYGiants won the NFL championship game, over the Green Bay Packers, at the Polo Grou...
12/11/2019

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.

12/11/2019
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 ...
12/11/2019

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...
12/11/2019

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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