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Large Rubik’s Cube travels Hudson River for 40th anniversary

A large inflatable Rubik’s Cube is sailing around New York City to celebrate the birthday of its inventor and the toy’s 40th anniversary. Hungarian professor Erno Rubik is credited with inventing the world’s best-selling toy in 1974.  The colorful, solid cube, twists and turns, but does not break or fall apart. To commemorate both days, a tugboat is towing […]

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Hester Street Fair’s Ice Cream Social; DBGB’s Anniversary Sausage

• In honor of DBGB‘s fifth anniversary, Daniel Boulud has a Back in Black Birthday Banger, inspired by AC/DC’s Back in Black. The $ 10 pork, trumpet-mushroom-studded sausage is available through Labor Day and served on a poppy seed bun with morel mushrooms, black garlic sauce, and caramelized onions. [Grub Street] • On July 19 […]

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Fania Records 50th Anniversary at SummerStage: Everyone’s Latin Thing

There is no place like New York City. In the middle of that enormity, there is Central Park. Today encompassing 843 acres, it was originally established as a permanent park in 1857, with the gentry class believing that urban dwellers needed a refuge in nature. Apparently, they were correct, and that was made apparent with […]

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75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium

July 4th marked the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s emotional farewell speech at Yankee Stadium.  WNYW – Local News

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Brian Lehrer, Interviewee: Iconic Radio Host Discusses His Career As 25th WNYC Anniversary Approaches

Brian Lehrer in his WNYC studio (photo via @BrianLehrer) Brian Lehrer is a New York City institution. On his WNYC radio program, The Brian Lehrer Show, Mr. Lehrer speaks with international, national, and local newsmakers and journalists, and lots of New Yorkers of all stripes. The show won a Peabody Award for radio that builds […]

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Thousands Descend on Queens on 20th Anniversary of Grand Rebbe’s Death

More than 50,000 people were expected to gather in Cambria Heights to pay tribute to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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‘Do the Right Thing’ 25th anniversary: Spike Lee reflects on the enduring film

Much has changed in the 25 years since Spike Lee’s masterpiece emerged on the scene. amNewYork

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Yogi Berra, a D-Day veteran, honored on 70th anniversary of invasion

Seventy years ago, a 19-year-old from St. Louis was on a small attack boat launching rockets at the Germans during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Yankees – NY Daily News

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Grub Street’s Restaurant Power Rankings: Claudette, Hudson Eats, and Shake Shack’s 10th Anniversary

Each week, Grub Street surveys the entire restaurant landscape of New York, crunches the numbers, and comes up with this: a list of the most-talked-about, must-visit places in the city. They might be new, or they could be older places that have gotten a recent jolt of buzz. No matter what, these are the restaurants […]

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Citi Bike 1 year anniversary

The CitiBike share program reached a milestone on Tuesday with one full year of service under its belt. But with the anniversary comes word that New York City is asking Citi Bike to pay $ 1 million in lost parking revenue. Also, the yearly membership fee of $ 95 may soon be raised to $ 140. The company that operates the bike […]

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Event marks 50th anniversary of World’s Fair in Queens

The food, the history, everyone we spoke to was telling us they wish this fair happened every weekend. New York City Parks and Recreation held a free event in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair on Sunday. WNYW – Local News

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Cull & Pistol’s One-Year Anniversary; Rosé and Burger Special at Maialino

• To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Cull & Pistol will offer a six-course tasting on May 8. It costs $ 58.13 per person (the restaurant opened on May 8, 2013); call 646-568-1223 for reservations. [Grub Street] • Union Square Hospitality’s Drink Pink kicks off tomorrow. May specials include a late-night burger paired with a glass […]

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Matt Harvey tweets middle finger photo on anniversary of Tommy John surgery

It’s been six months since Matt Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery. What better way to celebrate the milestone than by sharing a photo of yourself flipping the bird? Surfing the Mets – NY Daily News Blogs

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World’s Fair 50th anniversary brings renewed push for Pavilion restoration

The decay of the New York State Pavilion led to its closure 27 years ago. amNewYork

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New Life For New York State Pavilion At 50th Anniversary of World’s Fair

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In 1964, John Piro was in awe as he worked at a restaurant at the World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. “It was a place where the future was unbelievable,” he told WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman. “Guys flying over the unisphere with jetpacks.” Not all the innovations featured at the fair became […]

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