Posts Tagged ‘ Jonathan Morris ’

Friday Facts: Mayors, Making Out, Meatloaf

Friday Facts: Mayors, Making Out, Meatloaf

:: Clarence ‘Big Stan’ Stanton is the only mayor to be recalled (1910) in the city’s history, though it is widely believed that Mordecai M. Miller resigned (1877) to avoid the same fate. His successor, M. Seymour Haley, faced recall in 1879, but retained his office by a single vote. Both Haley and Miller died…

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Friday Facts: Cognacgerie, cognacgerie, cognacgerie

Friday Facts: Cognacgerie, cognacgerie, cognacgerie

:: According to a poll of more than 2,000 city residents, the Beatle considered most likely to be a considerate, gentle lover: Ringo :: The Copper Colombard, on 4th Street Lane and Annual Boulevard, claims to be the nation’s only mini-cognacgerie. The modest blue-and-white building offers more than thirty locally distilled cognacs, and was built…

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What a Character! – The Richmond Spectacles Rich Man

What a Character! – The Richmond Spectacles Rich Man

A recurring series in which we take a look back at the city’s most familiar advertising icons. The jaunty figure of the Richmond Spectacles Rich Man still steps lively over Pearl Street, striding across the rooftops of the Deputy Tyrone Campbell Building just south of Deputy Tyrone Campbell Blvd, as he has for sixty years…

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Friday Facts: Adult Periodicals, Biscuits

Friday Facts: Adult Periodicals, Biscuits

:: The city’s fourth largest selection of pornographic magazines for sale can be found at the newsstand on the 200 block of West Elm, across the street from Old City Hall. :: Engineers attempted to use the old steel bridge (1897) over the Ostahanoc River at 19th Street as a framework for the concrete bridge…

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Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

:: As temperatures start to warm up, we would like to offer a reminder that a city ordinance passed last year makes public male toplessness illegal in the area bordered by 4th St, Gordon Ave, 57th St, and Burton Blvd. :: Several street name re-dedications are scheduled for summer 2007 including: Rue de la Meuse…

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Friday Facts: Alda, Chinnelle, Fake Moustaches

Friday Facts: Alda, Chinnelle, Fake Moustaches

:: Celebrities that have spent more than 24 hours in the custody of the city’s police force: Paris Hilton, Cam’ron, Willie Nelson, Stephen Baldwin, Alan Alda :: Planning a visit to the city and looking forward to doing a little shopping in the “Antiquities District” around the 108th Street and Calendar Avenue area? You might…

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Friday Facts: Spaghetti, Mad Beats, Otto-Mans

Friday Facts: Spaghetti, Mad Beats, Otto-Mans

:: The Knights of Pythias annual spaghetti dinner in support of Special Olympics has been canceled this year due to a decline in membership from three to one. Group spokesman, 101 year-old Charlie Cassidy, apologized for the cancellation, citing his difficulty distinguishing the numbers on the stove dials, and his inability to lift a full…

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Friday Facts: Leftover Cod, Pauline, Selleck-san

Friday Facts: Leftover Cod, Pauline, Selleck-san

:: The Mid-Town Lions Club has decided to carry over their popular Friday Fish Fries, normally only held on Fridays during Lent, throughout the rest of April. “Well, we’ve got all these fish still lying around, so why not?” said president Mark Pembroke. :: Thirty-five percent of the steel used in municipal construction since January…

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What a Character!- What’s Ailing Sol?

What a Character!- What’s Ailing Sol?

A recurring series in which we take a look back at the city’s most familiar advertising icons. We’ve got a patient here with a very long medical history! Let’s see- He’s got chills, fever, aches and pains? Why, someone’s got the flu! How about; Coughing, sneezing, and breaking out in irregular, red specks? Obviously, it’s…

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Friday Facts: Hugs and Kisses, Matilda

Friday Facts: Hugs and Kisses, Matilda

:: Between 1975 and 1988, city-wide legislation prohibited the use of the words “New York” or “Chicago-style” in describing foodstuffs. :: Our city was home to the next-to-last surviving Passenger Pigeon, Matilda. Matilda passed away August 22, 1914. :: Number of businesses within the city limits with “Hugs” in its name: Three (The “Bun Huggs”…

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