By On This Day in NYC's History

MoMA IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

On November 7, 1929: The Museum of Modern Art opened to the public in the Heckscher Building at 730 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. MoMA was the first museum in Manhattan to exhibit European modernism.

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THE START OF A MAYOR’S LIFE

On November 7, 1989: David Dinkins became the first African American to be elected Mayor of NYC.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: JOHNNY RIVERS

On November 7, 1942: Musician Johnny Rivers was born in New York City. Here’s one of the rocker’s biggest hits:

 

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