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On April 6, 1957: Trolley service for public transportation ended in New York City. Trollies were introduced in the 1920s, but ultimately got in the way of automobiles, leading to their eventual discontinuation.

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On April 6, 1945: Temple Emanu-El — the first Reform Jewish congregation in the United States — formed when a group of German immigrants met at a Lower East Side home. Located on Fifth Avenue, the congregation now meets in the largest, and some say the most beautiful, synagogue in the world.

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On April 6, 1937: Actor Billy Dee Williams was born in New York City. Many recognize Williams from his role as Lando Calrissian in the films Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.


One Response to On This Day in NYC’s History: Trolley Service Ends

  1. GVSHP GVSHP says:

    Yes! Great pics. More here from #offthegrid

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