A Star Shot in New York City

Some days in New York City history are beyond tragic. Today is one of those days. On this date, back in 1980,  Rock Music icon John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota Apartments on the Upper West Side. The first bullet missed, passing over Lennon’s head and hitting a window …

The Day The Bronx Came To Be

On this date, back in 1639, a Danish farmer named Jonas Bronck purchased 50 acres of land just north of Manhattan. Describing his new home Bronck wrote: “The invisible hand of the Almighty Father, surely guided me to this beautiful country, a land covered with virgin forest and unlimited opportunities. It is a veritable paradise …