Posts Tagged “New York”

Happy Birthday Ford Mustang

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Classic Ford Mustang

FACT OF THE DAY: Happy 55th Birthday to the Ford Mustang!!! It was 55 years ago today (April 17, 1964) that Henry Ford II debuted the now iconic sports car at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York.

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Statue Of Liberty Has A Full Name

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Statue of Liberty

FACT OF THE DAY:  The Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, was a gift from France that was given to the US in 1886. It serves as a symbol of liberty and independence and is known throughout the world.

Did you know that the statue has a full name? It is true. The full official name of the statue is “Liberty Enlightening the World”.


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What Are Paper Towns?

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city map view of Agloe, New York

FACT OF THE DAY:  Paper towns are fake towns created by cartographers, or map makers, meant to trap or catch anyone who is violating copyright protection and stealing someone else’s map work.

In addition to creating these paper towns, mapmakers might throw in some fake rivers and roads as well. One of the more well known paper towns is Agloe, New York.

The popularity of this fake town was helped by it’s use in the 2008 novel Paper Towns, by John Green. A movie version, based on the book, was released in 2015.


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No Chefs Here, Just… Grandmothers?

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Grandma chefs from Enoteca Maria

FACT OF THE DAY: There is a restaurant in Staten Island, New York that hires no chefs to cook their meals. They hire grandmother’s. Welcome to Enoteca Maria!

Owner Jody Scaravella hires “nonnas” from different countries and backgrounds. Each night there is something different on the menu. The traditional Italian plates are a fixed constant. What changes from day to day (or night to night) is that a different nonna will be in charge of running the show and featuring a dish or two from her native cuisine.

One night you’re enjoying a dish from Sri Lanka, the next night it could be Argentina or Nigeria, or who knows where else?


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