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TODAY IN NEW YORK HISTORYI write today about a moment in New York history that took place outside of New York City. It’s a moment when New York lost the all-time major league home run record to a player from Atlanta.Thirty-five years ago today, Hank Aaron hit...

Thanks for the Memories

BY RICHARD HORWICHEAST HAMPTON CORRESPONDENTA couple of weeks ago, another in a long line of Meaningless Baseball Records was set when Derek Jeter passed Lou Gehrig in the non-category of Most Hits at Yankee Stadium. Never mind that Jeter still trails Gehrig in total...

Merkle’s Mistake

THIS DAY IN NEW YORK HISTORYThe Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets last night, 9-5, clinching home field advantage throughout the National League playoffs and damaging the Mets’ playoff hopes. This morning’s New York Times reminds us of a match-up...

Amok in Washington Square Park

Yesterday evening, my family and I went to Washington Square Park to catch Circus Amok’s second show of the day. This year’s show is called “Sub-Prime Sublime,” and it features some of the circus’s trademark set pieces: the opening on...