On Monday February 17th we celebrate the birthdays of two of the most famous US Presidents. George Washington turns 282 this month, and honest Abe turns 205. You might not know it, but both presidents have historical roots right here in New York City.
Sunday is Groundhog Day, and the nation will watch as Punxsutawney Phil emerges to predict the coming of Spring before diving back underground. New York City’s underground looks a little different from a groundhog’s burrow -- with miles of tunnels and infrastructure that lie deep beneath the city’s surface.
Handmade products are held in high esteem New York City, even in the midst of a society obsessed with efficiency and technology. An object made by hand is the result of countless hours of practice and experimentation, it is the fruit of someone’s labor and it comes from the heart of its creator.
New York City has put out its fair share of Hollywood stars over the years, from Lauren Bacall, who was born in the city on September 16th, 1924, to Matthew Broderick, who came into this world on March 21st, 1962. And then there is Barbara Stanwyck.