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NYSE’S VERY FIRST HQ On January 4, 1865: The New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent HQ at 10-12 Broad Street. The New York Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in the world, and...

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THE YANKEES GO TO THE BOSS On January 3, 1973: George Steinbrenner led a group of investors in buying the New York Yankees from CBS for $12 million. One of sports’ most controversial figures, Steinbrenner was...

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Felipe Lopez

December 27, 2015 | 0 Comments Native Icon: Felipe Lopez

Coming over from the Dominican Republic at the age of 14, Felipe Lopez quickly created a buzz around New York City with his exciting brand of basketball — one that earned him the title “Spanish...

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JUST WHAT I NEEDED IN CENTRAL PARK On August 24, 1979: Rock band The Cars performed in front of half a million people in Central Park. One of their most well-known hits “Just What I Needed”...

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NEW TOKENS FOR THE MTA On June 2, 1987: After being minted by the Roger Williams Mint for nearly $6 million, the MTA began issuing new tokens. These were made of brass (surrounding a silver-metaled bullseye), but under...

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