The New York Dolls are an American rock band formed in New York City, United States in 1971. In 2004 the band reformed with three of their original members, two of whom, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, continue on today and released a new album in 2006. The original bassist, Arthur Kane died shortly after their first reunion concert. The New York Dolls prefigured much of what was to come in the punk rock era and even later; the Dolls' visual style influenced the look of many new wave and glam metal groups, and their playing style set the tone for many later rock and roll bands.
Downing Park is the largest of several parks in the city of Newburgh, New York, USA. It was designed in the late 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who gave the design to the city on the condition it would be named after their mentor, Andrew Jackson Downing, a Newburgh native who had died in a steamboat accident on the Hudson River in 1853. They delivered their plans to the city, which had acquired the land two years earlier, in 1889; the park was completed and opened in 1897. It was the last collaboration between the two.
...that the Yonkers Chiefs, a former Basketball team based in Yonkers, only played once during the 1946/47 season?
...that the Croton Aqueduct was used as a water supply by several residents of Manhattan due to the lack of fresh water available on the island at the time?
...that despite intentions to open the Crouse College, Syracuse University as a women-only college, his son opened it as open to both genders after his father, John Crouse, died during its construction?