On this day…in 1885

On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue, which was reassembled and … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1916

Emma Goldman, a crusader for women’s rights and social justice, is arrested in New York City for lecturing and distributing materials about birth control. She was accused of violating the Comstock Act of 1873, which made it a federal offense to disseminate contraceptive devices and information through the mail or across state lines. In addition … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1994

On this day in 1994, the television sitcom Friends, about six young adults living in New York City, debuts on NBC. The show, which featured a group of relatively unknown actors, went on to become a huge hit and air for 10 seasons. It also propelled the cast–Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1664

Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrenders New Amsterdam, the capital of New Netherland, to an English naval squadron under Colonel Richard Nicolls. Stuyvesant had hoped to resist the English, but he was an unpopular ruler, and his Dutch subjects refused to rally around him. Following its capture, New Amsterdam’s name was changed to New York, in … [Read the full story]

Man steals $210,000 from parking meters

A man has been jailed for stealing more than $210,000 from parking machines across New York – entirely in loose change. James Bagarozzo, who is a parking meter repair man, worked in Buffalo for more than 30 years and serviced its 1,200 meters. The 58-year-old rigged dozens of machines so deposited quarters never dropped into … [Read the full story]

Man fakes kidnapping to avoid girlfriend

A Brooklyn man looks set for a lengthy spell in the dog house after faking his own kidnapping to avoid the wrath of his girlfriend. Imaginative Rahmell Pettway concocted his bizarre plan after going AWOL for two weeks from his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Terrified of admitting the truth to his partner, the 36-year-old told police … [Read the full story]

Meet Luna – Buffalo Zoo’s latest resident

A three-month-old polar bear cub weighing in at 23lbs has made her debut at the Buffalo Zoo in New York state. The zoo unveiled the cub, one of only two born into captivity in north America last year. She is being nicknamed Luna until the community votes on a permanent name. The zoo hopes that seeing … [Read the full story]

Leo and the topless swimmer

Leonardo DiCaprio swims and splashes his way towards a topless girl. The actor and his Hollywood pal Jonah Hill surrounded the racy brunette as she made a splash in the semi-nude. Amazed at her lack of beach clothing, Leo…who was also snapped wading through the choppy waters in a drenched T-shirt…smiled and pointed at the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1979

To the New York City Police Department and Medical Examiner’s Office, he was John Simon Ritchie, a 22-year-old Englishman under indictment for murder but now dead of a heroin overdose in a Greenwich Village apartment. To the rest of the world, he was Sid Vicious, former bassist for the notorious Sex Pistols and the living … [Read the full story]

‘The Terror’ is the new album by The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are to release their new album ‘The Terror’, the band’s 13th studio album. The album was produced by Dave Fridmann and the band at Tarbox Road Studios in New York State. The album is described as “nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works along with a more inward-looking … [Read the full story]

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