September 18th in NYC History: All the History That is Fit to Blog
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 | 11:14 PM
1837: Tiffany & Co. opens on lower Broadway.
1851: The New York Times (nee' The New York Daily Times) publishes its first issue, four pages, which includes a woman killed by an ice cart, two fires, two executions, and Presidential politics.
1903: Frederick Joseph "Bun" Cook born in Ontario, an original Ranger for 10 years he led the Rangers to the Stanley Cup in 1928 and 1933.
1963: Mets lose to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 during the final game at the Polo Grounds.
1970: Jimi Hendrix dies.
I believe that his "Crosstown Traffic" song is about getting from his West Village recording studio to his East Village pot dealer, or at least going across Manhattan.
I have a couple of stories about his 62 E 8th St Electric Lady Studios that I would be happy to share with you.
1982: The New York Cosmos Soccer Team wins the Soccer Bowl NASL Championship beating San Diego 1-0.