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 …

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 …