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April 23rd in N.Y.C. History

Posted: Apr 23, 2013 | 3:59 AM
by Jared Goldstein

1775:  Inspired by colonial clashes at the battles of Lexington and Concord, revolutionary NYC crowds seized British weapons and formed a militia.

Colonial NYC tours.

1789:  President-elect George Washington and wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House in New York City, loaned by a local Quaker merchant.

Washington lived in the mansion on the right corner.

George Washington's New York Tour, George Washington the NYC Tour, South Street Seaport tour, Colonial tour, Colonial NYC tour.

1932:  "The premier fashion designer of all America,"

Halston, born
in Des Moines, Iowa.  

He broke out with Jackie Kennedy's pillbox hat, became America's first world-class designer, invented designer licensing, and dressed

Liz Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger, and....  He also designed uniforms such as for the Girl Scouts and the NYPD. 

1968:  Columbia University students began a

week-long occupation of several campus buildings

in protest
against university involvement in the Vietnam War as well as building a community-segregated gym on public property.

Sampling CU President Grayson Kirk's cigars and brandy.

Columbia tour, Columbia University tour,  Uptown tour,  Harlem tour.


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