Birth of the First Amendment

On this date August 4th, back in 1735, a German-American man named John Peter Zenger was acquitted of libel in colonial New York. Zenger was the writer of the New York Weekly Journal and had been charged with seditious libel by the royal governor. The jury found him innocent and concluded that “the truth is …

Columbus Sets Sail from Spain

On Aug. 3rd, back in 1492, many worlds began to end and others began anew as Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on his first voyage. They spotted a “new world” later in October. In March of 1493 Columbus returned back to Spain. Upon his return, the Admiral of the Ocean Sea immediately wrote a …

Iconic Soul Food in Harlem

One of the most fascinating ways different cultures distinguish themselves is through culinary traditions. Nowadays, Americans of African descent enjoy a flavorful cuisine that has been elevated to equal footing with other gourmet traditions. It’s called Soul Food. For some of the best Soul Food In Harlem, head to Harlem where you will not be …

Idlewild Field – aka JFK Airport – Dedicated

Prior to being renamed in honor of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, New York’s largest airport was called Idlewild Field.   Idlewild was officially dedicated on July 31, 1948 in a ceremony presided by President Harry S. Truman and other officials: The airport was officially named New York International Airport, Anderson Field. Anderson was …