Cyclone in New York City

 Exciting day today in New York City history!   On June 26 back in 1927 “The Cyclone” rollercoaster opened in Coney Island. For 25 cents New Yorkers experienced a whirlwind ride that is still popular today.   The Cyclone was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1988, and was placed on the …

First Black-American Newspaper

On this the 16th day of March, back in 1827, the first Black American newspaper, “Freedom’s Journal” began publishing in New York City. “Freedom’s Journal” was the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. It was founded by black men in New York City and was published weekly until 1829. The publication was …