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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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Felipe Lopez

August 21, 2016 | 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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Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. has become a household name for basketball fans across the nation. The 2014 Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year and University of Kentucky standout shares his motivations for becoming not just another elite...

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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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