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By On This Day in NYC's History

NYC’S FIRST KOSHER BUTCHER

On November 15, 1660: Asser Levy, one of the first Jewish settlers of New Amsterdam, became the first kosher butcher licensed in what later became New York City. His slaughterhouse was located on modern day Wall Street.

Image courtesy of New Amsterdam History Center

Image courtesy of New Amsterdam History Center

QUEENS TO MIDTOWN AND BACK

On November 15, 1940: The Queens-Midtown Tunnel, designed by Ole Singstad, opened to traffic.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

BORN ON THIS DAY: OL’ DIRTY BASTARD

On November 15, 1968: Rapper and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard (or ODB) was born Russell Tyrone Jones in Brooklyn. ODB died of a drug overdose two days shy of this 36th birthday in 2004. RIP.

Image courtesy of Collider

Image courtesy of Collider

 

Featured image courtesy of MTV

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