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A masterpiece! At DiFara, master pizza-maker Dom DeMarco makes every pie himself.  Hailing from Italy’s Campania region,...
04/23/2022

A masterpiece! At DiFara, master pizza-maker Dom DeMarco makes every pie himself. Hailing from Italy’s Campania region, known for its produce and cheeses, he knows a thing or two about fresh ingredients. On your way over for one of Dom’s delights, learn more about his amazing shop on TTT: http://bit.ly/1egAWtb

Let’s go Mets! This day in 1962: The NY Mets win their 1st game, against the Pirates!
04/23/2022

Let’s go Mets! This day in 1962: The NY Mets win their 1st game, against the Pirates!

Prohibition-era Toast!  To make a classic gimlet: in a shaker with ice, add 2 oz London dry gin and 2/3 oz lime juice.  ...
04/23/2022

Prohibition-era Toast! To make a classic gimlet: in a shaker with ice, add 2 oz London dry gin and 2/3 oz lime juice. Strain and enjoy!

“Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue…”-“Green Acres”
04/23/2022

“Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue…”
-“Green Acres”

We’re serious! This day in 1838: The English steamship "Sirius" docks in New York City after crossing the Atlantic.
04/23/2022

We’re serious! This day in 1838: The English steamship "Sirius" docks in New York City after crossing the Atlantic.

“I'm gonna search this town both high and lowI'm gonna go all the places where New Yorkers go.I'm gonna see Staten Islan...
04/22/2022

“I'm gonna search this town both high and low
I'm gonna go all the places where New Yorkers go.
I'm gonna see Staten Island gonna take the boat
I'm gonna search every place till I reach zero”
-Joan Armatrading

ross the gangway, and have an adventure on a circa-1914 barge! The Waterfront Barge Museum is open Thursdays and Saturda...
04/22/2022

ross the gangway, and have an adventure on a circa-1914 barge! The Waterfront Barge Museum is open Thursdays and Saturdays in Red Hook. Enjoy!

It’s a hard-knock life… This day in 1977: "Annie" opened at Alvin Theater for 2,300+ performances! It won seven Tony awa...
04/22/2022
Maybe {Annie ~ Broadway, 1977} - Andrea McArdle

It’s a hard-knock life… This day in 1977: "Annie" opened at Alvin Theater for 2,300+ performances! It won seven Tony awards, and Andrea McArdle had the title role.

In honor of the current Broadway revival of this landmark musical, here's the original Annie of the Broadway stage, Andrea McArdle (with the original Sandy i...

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04/22/2022

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Nearly a week away…Stop and smell the blossoms! The Brooklyn Botanical Garden planted its first Japanese cherry trees in...
04/21/2022

Nearly a week away…Stop and smell the blossoms! The Brooklyn Botanical Garden planted its first Japanese cherry trees in 1921, and its collection (now the most diverse outside of Japan!) has been going strong ever since. Learn more about this these blossoming springtime darlings on TTT, then get your cameras ready!: http://bit.ly/1hNlZzt

"This is New York, the city of the most beautiful people in the world.”-Kathleen O’Reilly
04/21/2022

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

Toasting The Town remembers jazz clarinetist Joe Muranyi who passed this day in NYC in 2012.  From 1967-1971, he played ...
04/21/2022
I Dig Satch - Joe Muranyi

Toasting The Town remembers jazz clarinetist Joe Muranyi who passed this day in NYC in 2012. From 1967-1971, he played with the Louis Armstrong All-Stars.

from the cd "Armstrong All Stars".

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04/20/2022
Welcome to Toasting The Town

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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...

“New York, to that tall skyline, I comeFlying in from London to your door”-Simon & Garfunkel
04/20/2022

“New York, to that tall skyline, I come
Flying in from London to your door”
-Simon & Garfunkel

Toasting The Town remembers Brooklyn-born movie star Constance Talmadge who was born this day in 1898.  She was a popula...
04/20/2022
Movie Legends - Constance Talmadge

Toasting The Town remembers Brooklyn-born movie star Constance Talmadge who was born this day in 1898. She was a popular actress of the silent era.

Featuring the blonde comedienne silent film star and sister of Norma Talmadge

“Visitors and even natives rarely use the words urban character or environmental style, but that is what they are reacti...
04/20/2022

“Visitors and even natives rarely use the words urban character or environmental style, but that is what they are reacting to with awe in the presence of massed, concentrated, steel, stone, power and life.”
― Ada Louise Huxtable

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04/19/2022
Welcome to Toasting The Town

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In 1897, Gennaro Lombardi installed a coal-heated oven at his bakery/grocery store. And before long, the place was turni...
04/19/2022

In 1897, Gennaro Lombardi installed a coal-heated oven at his bakery/grocery store. And before long, the place was turning out delicious tomato pies—the talk of the town! This classic family business is still going strong; learn more on TTT, then head over for a thin-crust delight!: http://bit.ly/1hGjYWp

Go Fighting Violets! This day in History, 1831: New York University is incorporated!
04/19/2022

Go Fighting Violets! This day in History, 1831: New York University is incorporated!

Be a pal! This day in 1953: "Pal Joey" closed at Broadhurst Theater after 540 performances. Gene Kelly and Vivienne Sega...
04/18/2022

Be a pal! This day in 1953: "Pal Joey" closed at Broadhurst Theater after 540 performances. Gene Kelly and Vivienne Segal starred!

Central Park's original plans didn't call for a zoo—but sometimes you just have to adapt (as well as adopt...).  Learn m...
04/18/2022

Central Park's original plans didn't call for a zoo—but sometimes you just have to adapt (as well as adopt...). Learn more about how this treasured menagerie came to be, on TTT: http://bit.ly/1kHf0Og

Toasting The Town remembers Kitty Carlisle who passed this day in 2007. A popular actress, she starred in “A Night at th...
04/18/2022

Toasting The Town remembers Kitty Carlisle who passed this day in 2007. A popular actress, she starred in “A Night at the Opera.”

The Commerce Comet! This day in 1951: Mickey Mantle played in his first game for the New York Yankees!
04/17/2022

The Commerce Comet! This day in 1951: Mickey Mantle played in his first game for the New York Yankees!

This day in 1964: After two years at the Polo Grounds, the Mets open their new home, Shea Stadium!
04/17/2022

This day in 1964: After two years at the Polo Grounds, the Mets open their new home, Shea Stadium!

Prohibition-era Toast! Have the last word with this cocktail by the same name. To concoct a Last Word, combine in a shak...
04/17/2022

Prohibition-era Toast! Have the last word with this cocktail by the same name. To concoct a Last Word, combine in a shaker with ice: equal parts gin, chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice. Strain and enjoy; garnish as desired—cheers!

“Cause everyone's your friend in New York City.
 And everything looks beautiful when you're young and pretty.”-They Migh...
04/17/2022

“Cause everyone's your friend in New York City.
 And everything looks beautiful when you're young and pretty.”
-They Might Be Giants

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04/16/2022
Welcome to Toasting The Town

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Fore! The Shelter Island Country Club is a nine-hole course with a driving range, largely unchanged from its earliest da...
04/16/2022

Fore! The Shelter Island Country Club is a nine-hole course with a driving range, largely unchanged from its earliest days. Originally carved out by a man named Wesley Smith, with “pick and shovel, horses, and donkey carts,” the course has immense charm. Learn more about this long-enduring spot on TTT: http://bit.ly/XAcdyX

76 trombones lead the big parade…This day in 1961: "The Music Man" closed after 1,375 performances! The production won t...
04/16/2022
"The Music Man" Overture/Rock Island

76 trombones lead the big parade…This day in 1961: "The Music Man" closed after 1,375 performances! The production won the very first Grammy for “Best Original Cast Album.”

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

Go fish! In 1896, the New York Aquarium opened in Lower Manhattan and proved wildly popular. In the ‘50s, it relocated t...
04/16/2022

Go fish! In 1896, the New York Aquarium opened in Lower Manhattan and proved wildly popular. In the ‘50s, it relocated to its current spot on Coney Island where it houses a wide array of interesting species. Learn more on TTT, then check it out for yourself! http://bit.ly/1ksyNNo

Toasting The Town remembers actress Greta Garbo who passed this day in NYC in 1990. She is remembered especially for her...
04/15/2022
Greta Garbo biography

Toasting The Town remembers actress Greta Garbo who passed this day in NYC in 1990. She is remembered especially for her roles in “Anna Karenina” and “Anna Christie.”

A biography on legendary silent and talkie actress, the lovely Greta Garbo. The music is called Evermore. Please comment!

"I had never wanted to belong to anything more than to that shimmering landscape of office towers lit up against the nig...
04/15/2022

"I had never wanted to belong to anything more than to that shimmering landscape of office towers lit up against the night New York sky.”
-Helen Wan

"New York is where the extraordinary meet." –Eliot Schrefer
04/15/2022

"New York is where the extraordinary meet." –Eliot Schrefer

Luck be a lady! This day in 1992: "Guys and Dolls" opened at Martin Beck Theater for 1,143 performances! Nathan Lane and...
04/15/2022
Guys and Dolls - Tony Awards

Luck be a lady! This day in 1992: "Guys and Dolls" opened at Martin Beck Theater for 1,143 performances! Nathan Lane and Faith Prince starred—and the production earned four Tony awards.

A Broadway revival directed by Jerry Zaks and starring Peter Gallagher, Faith Prince, Nathan Lane and Josie de Guzman, played at the Martin Beck Theatre from...

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04/14/2022
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