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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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Felipe Lopez

May 29, 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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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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BERNADETTE PETERS On February 28, 1948: Actress and singer Bernadette Peters was born in Queens. She is among Broadway’s most critically acclaimed stars, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards and winning two. She has also won...

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