Monthly Archives: "May 2013"

We’re reading… Narratively Narratively is a website devoted to sharing stories about New York, and some other cities. These are unknown, but still captivating experiences of people who appreciate their city. The...

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NYC TAXIS STARTED RUNNING On May 31st, 1907: Taxi cabs started running. After Harry N. Allen was charged five dollars ($123.2 in today’s dollars) for a journey of .75 miles for a...

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May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments Vintage Gossip: Marrying on the Up and Up

“It’s as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man,” insisted my grandmother, as if excavating a fool proof philosophy she’d once patented. Patent or not, she...

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ONE FINAL NAME CHANGE On May 30th, 1879: After the death of Commodore Vanderbilt, who owned the site, his grandson William Kissam Vanderbilt took back control and announced the renaming of the...

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I remember my sister telling me a decade or so ago that she’d seen Macaulay Culkin at a house party. Culkin had to be about 20-yeas-old at the time, without much of...

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