New York (state)
New York is a state in the northeastern United States, and is the 27th-most extensive, fourth-most populous, and seventh-most densely populated U. S. state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east. With an estimated population of 8.55 million in 2015, New York City is the most populous city in the United States, the New York Metropolitan Area is one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. New York City makes up over 40% of the population of New York State, two-thirds of the states population lives in the New York City Metropolitan Area, and nearly 40% lives on Long Island. Both the state and New York City were named for the 17th-century Duke of York, the next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. New York has a diverse geography and these more mountainous regions are bisected by two major river valleys—the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley, which forms the core of the Erie Canal. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes Region and straddles Lake Ontario, between the two lakes lies Niagara Falls. The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. The first Europeans to arrive were French colonists and Jesuit missionaries who arrived southward from settlements at Montreal for trade, the British annexed the colony from the Dutch in 1664. The borders of the British colony, the Province of New York, were similar to those of the present-day state, New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom, democracy, and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance. On April 17,1524 Verrazanno entered New York Bay, by way of the now called the Narrows into the northern bay which he named Santa Margherita. Verrazzano described it as a vast coastline with a delta in which every kind of ship could pass and he adds. This vast sheet of water swarmed with native boats and he landed on the tip of Manhattan and possibly on the furthest point of Long Island. Verrazannos stay was interrupted by a storm which pushed him north towards Marthas Vineyard, in 1540 French traders from New France built a chateau on Castle Island, within present-day Albany, due to flooding, it was abandoned the next year. In 1614, the Dutch under the command of Hendrick Corstiaensen, rebuilt the French chateau, Fort Nassau was the first Dutch settlement in North America, and was located along the Hudson River, also within present-day Albany. The small fort served as a trading post and warehouse, located on the Hudson River flood plain, the rudimentary fort was washed away by flooding in 1617, and abandoned for good after Fort Orange was built nearby in 1623. Henry Hudsons 1609 voyage marked the beginning of European involvement with the area, sailing for the Dutch East India Company and looking for a passage to Asia, he entered the Upper New York Bay on September 11 of that year
Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant
Jack Dempseys Broadway Restaurant, known popularly as Jack Dempseys, was a restaurant located on Broadway between 49th and 50th streets in Manhattan, New York. Owned by world Heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Dempsey, it was considered by many as an American institution, the restaurant originally opened for business as Jack Dempseys Restaurant on Eighth Avenue and 50th Street, directly across from the third Madison Square Garden, in 1935. Most nights would find Dempseys famous proprietor on hand to greet guests, sign autographs, pose for pictures, located next door to Jack Amiels Turf Restaurant on Times Square, Amiel became famous as the owner of the underdog horse Count Turf who won the 1951 Kentucky Derby. A few years after his Derby win, Jack Amiel became a co-owner of Jack Dempseys Restaurant, the restaurant appears in A Bronx Tale, during the opening scenes. It also appears in Mario Puzos The Godfather, when Michael Corleone is picked up by Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey, hes standing in front of Jack Dempseys Broadway Restaurant. The restaurant is one of the settings of Hubert Selby, Jr. s short story Hi Champ, the restaurant can be seen in the rear projected Batmobile footage in Batman. In Requiem for a Heavyweight, Jack Dempseys is where Maish takes Mountain to get him inebriated before his job interview, Jack Dempsey does a cameo as himself in this scene
The Toronto-Buffalo Royals were a charter franchise of World Team Tennis founded by John F. Bassett and John C. The team was referred to as the Buffalo-Toronto Royals. The Royals played half of their matches in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Royals played only one season before being sold and moving to Hartford, the team was contracted by WTT on February 1,1975. The Royals had 13 wins and 31 losses, and finished in last place in the Central Section missing the playoffs, the Royals were founded by Canadian businessman and retired tennis player John F. Bassett and merchant John C. Eaton, III as a member of WTT in 1973. Originally, WTT granted the franchise to Toronto, the team began play in WTTs inaugural 1974 season. The Royals played half of their matches at the CNE Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While WTT identified the team as the Toronto-Buffalo Royals in its official standings, the team identified itself as the Toronto-Buffalo Royals in its media guide and promotional materials such as team pennants. The Royals main attraction was player-coach Tom Okker, however, Okkers contract allowed him to be excused from his commitment to the Royals when he had opportunities to play in ATP or Grand Slam tournaments. So, Okker was effectively a part-time player, the Royals struggled to a record of 13 wins and 31 losses, last place in the Central Section. On October 16,1974, team president Bassett announced that the Royals had been sold to Bert Hoffman and Phyllis Morse who said that they would move the team to Hartford, Connecticut. At the WTT owners meeting on February 1,1975, each team was required to post a $500,000 letter of credit, since the Royals failed to do so, the team was contracted by WTT. A dispersal draft was conducted to distribute the players among the teams in the league. The following table shows home courts used by the Toronto-Buffalo Royals in 1974, the only season in which they competed in WTT
G. H. Walker & Co.
The firm was originally based in St. Louis, Missouri. In July 1973, the acquired the securities brokerage business of Laird. The company, later known as G. H, Walker, Laird & Co. was sold to White Weld & Co. in October 1974. White Weld, in turn, was sold to Merrill Lynch in 1978, other notable former employees include Bill Donaldson, later founder of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bert Walker, later served as chairman and CEO of Stifel Financial in the late 1970s and 1980s