Scandal with big rocking table

Nothing encourages the general public more than trying to charge something that used to be free. Yet that's exactly what entrepreneur Oscar F. Spate tried to do in New York Parks in the glittering summer of 1901. It all began in Central Park on June 22, 1901, when a group of people spotted rows of […]

Mafia, gangs – Vito Genovese

The racket driver and future governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey, called him "the king of rackets." And there is no doubt that Vito Genovese was one of the ugliest, most lovable and treacherous bosses in Mafia history. Genovese was born on November 27, 1897 in the small town of Risigliano located in the […]

Harry's murder

He was a mafia insider whose ex-friend Louie "Lepke" Buchalter "decided he knew too much to live in. As a result, Harry" Big Greenie "Greenberg fell victim to the first mafia attack ever in sunny California. Harry Greenberg, who also went by the names Harry Schacter and Harry Schober, grew up in lower eastern Manhattan […]

Art of neon lights – illuminating marketing concept

A new and electrifying promotional phenomenon arrived in the early 1920s that took traditional marketing methods to another level. 1923 Georges Claude and his French company Claude Neon, introduced the United States to neon gas signs. That same year, the first neon sign was erected in the city of Los Angeles, California. A Packard car […]

Long Island Aviation Foundation

Sparsely populated, as evidenced by the once thinly scattered rural estate, Long Island, still in its innate condition, was covered with forests, but one, the central clearing, the largest east of the Mississippi River, stood like an oasis in the desert, and served as a hatchery for air life. They called it "the Hempstead Plains." […]

The five most common causes of car accidents

Cars can offer the freedom and ability to move from point A to point B without much work and for a minimal amount of time, but can also be devastating when used in inexperienced or damaged hands or in conditions unsuitable for safe driving. Although you may be the perfect driver, other drivers are more […]