June 24th - A New York City History Walking Tour
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 | 5:48 PM
by Jared Goldstein
1975: Over 100 die when an Eastern Airlines jet crashed while attempting to land at Kennedy Airport during a thunderstorm.
1987: Brooklyn's Jackie Gleason, bus driver Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, – died at 71.
Today his statue stands outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
I use this as an opportunity to thank our coach's bus driver.
I think the statue should be lit.
1993: The FBI and the NYPD raided and stymied the Landmarks Plotters as they mixed up explosives for bomb making.
This was four months after the WTC was bombed.
The Landmarks plot was replayed in the Mumbai attacks.
I lived down the block from one of the Plotters.
2011: The New York State government ratified the same-sex marriage bill into law.