POSTS IN CATEGORY : History

September 5, 2014 History

The story of the evolution of Madison Square Park is a long and involved one.  We’ll only give a brief look here, but if you want to get the complete…

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September 4, 2014 Happenings, History

2014 marks the bicentennial of the naming of Madison Square, now perhaps the most beautiful and historic of New York City’s small parks. Why is it so special?  There are…

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September 25, 2013 History

At the turn of the 19th/20th Centuries before people could get together virtually, they came together physically to share events. Then, Madison Square Park was the center of New York political and…

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September 19, 2013 History

Lily Langtry, “The Jersey Lily” arrived in New York on her first visit from England to a tumultuous welcome. A band played “God Save the Queen” and her friend and…

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June 5, 2013 History

On July 16, 1903, Horatio Nelson Jackson pulled up in front of the Holland House on the southwest corner of 30th and Fifth Avenue (in what is now known as…

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April 3, 2013 History

Mrs. Carrie Nation, famous for breaking up liquor bottles and bar tops with her hatchet, was a PR pioneer who certainly knew how to build interest in her upcoming lectures. …

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March 28, 2013 History

  On July 31, 1922, ambulances raced from Bellevue, New York and other hospitals across the city to aid “between fifty and sixty victims of blackberry and huckleberry pie who…

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February 1, 2013 History, In the News

As NYC celebrates the Grand Central Centennial, we can note that the journey that lead to the Grand Central Terminal began in NoMad NY. The original Madison Square Garden was…

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January 25, 2013 History, In the News

The Nomad District has seen many groundbreaking moments in New York history. The FIRST published rules of baseball were written in 1845 for a New York (Manhattan) "base ball" club…

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November 5, 2012 History

­ This is the third installation of a three-part article Satan’s Circus:  Broads, Booze and Bets.  Madison Square Park North Historic District (NoMad) was landmarked in 1999 because it reflects…

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November 1, 2012 History

The first major New York auto show took place in the old Madison Square Garden in the NoMad District on November 3, 1900. While there had been previous auto shows…

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October 9, 2012 History

  This is part 2 of the second installation of a three-part article Satan’s Circus:  Broads, Booze and Bets. Read NoMad's Wilder Days: Booze (Part 1). Many of the Satan Circus…

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October 3, 2012 History

This is the second installation of a three-part article Satan’s Circus:  Broads, Booze and Bets. There are many wonderful new bars in NoMad New York such as the Lobby Bar…

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September 20, 2012 History

This is the first installation of a three-part article Satan’s Circus:  Broads, Booze and Bets. Almost on a daily basis, there is another addition to NoMad New York's nightlife, but…

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August 10, 2012 History

On the night, November 25, 1864, a hotel guest calling himself John School set the bed linens ablaze in a room of the St. James Hotel at 26th and Broadway…

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