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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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CARMELO ANTHONY On May 29, 1984: Carmelo Anthony was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After moving to Baltimore at age eight, Anthony honed his basketball skills and played for Syracuse University, the Denver Nuggets, and currently...

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“AND THAT’S THE WAY IT IS” On April 16, 1962: Walter Cronkite, “the most trusted man in America,” became the anchor of CBS Evening News, where he remained for 19 years. Cronkite reported on many notable and...

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We’re eating… Chocolate Babka from Breads Bakery Forget the croissant/doughnut hybrid, the “cronut,” and meet the croissant/cake hybrid, Chocolate Babka (the “croke”?). With “Chocolate” in the name, it should come as no surprise that this delicious...

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