Posts tagged ‘New York City’

November 27, 2013


The first Macy’s Parade took place in 1924 and was referred to as the Macy’s Christmas Parade. It started as a gimmick to promote Macy’s stores, the employees dressed as various characters like clowns and cowboys, and walked Central Park Zoo animals along a 60-mile-long route that stretched from Midtown Manhattan to Harlem.


November 10, 2013


In February 1923, Jockey Frank Hayes suffered a fatal heart attack while riding his horse Sweet Kiss in a race at Belmont Park in New York City. Despite his sudden death, Hayes somehow remained in the saddle long enough for the 20–1 long shot to cross the finish line in first place, making him the only jockey to ride to victory after his own death.


September 16, 2013


About 80 women go into labor on New York City subways every year.


August 25, 2013


In 1926, New York City’s first miniature golf course was built on top of a skyscraper.