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WE REMEMBER AN ART DECO ARCHITECT

On February 24, 1988: Architect and builder Irwin S. Chanin died of natural causes at age 96 at his Manhattan home. Chanin’s New York City architectural legacy includes Art Deco towers and a half-dozen Broadway theaters. He’s most famous the Art-Deco Chanin Office Building, located at 42nd Street and Lexington.

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PUPPETS ON PUPPETS ON PUPPETS

On February 24, 1927: The John Golden Theater opened at 252 W 45th Street in midtown-Manhattan with the play Puppets of Passion. Over 70 years later, the venue housed another puppet-centric play Avenue Q. Of course, the theater has also housed productions not featuring puppets such as You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Normal Heart.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

BORN ON THIS DAY: DOMINIC CHIANESE

On February 24, 1931: Actor Dominic Chianese, best known for his role as Corrado “Junior” Soprano on HBO’s The Sopranos, was born in the Bronx. See him belt it out as Junior below:

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