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New York City Mayor De Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Comptroller Scott Stringer announced on Tuesday an "unprecedented" $23 million is to be spent on arts education in the 2014-2015 school year. The money is part of the city budget for fiscal year 2014, which also began Tuesday.
It may be a surprise to you that salt water taffy doesn't actually contain any salt water. Legend has it, the candy received its name by accident. A young candy merchant opened a taffy stand on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the 1880s, just steps above sea level. One night, a generous tide soaked his stand and his candy.
5224 Tilden Avenue has been a national landmark for over 40 years, but that only affords the house a plaque and no protection against alteration or demolition. That's why Senator Schumer says it's time for the New York City Landmarks Commission to recognize Jackie Robinson's home as a city landmark as well.