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By On This Day in NYC's History

HARLEM SHAKIN’

On March 4, 1658: The village of Harlem was created by Peter Stuyvesant. At the time, Harlem served as a northern outpost to protect the colony of New Amsterdam. It was later incorporated formally in 1660.

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GOODBYE, BROADWAY!

On March 4, 1993: The musical adaptation of Neil Simon’s 1977 book, The Goodbye Girl, opened at the Marquis Theater in New York City. Bernadette Peters and Martin Short both received Tony Award nominations for their roles.

BORN ON THIS DAY: SHEMP HOWARD

On March 4, 1895: Shemp Howard, one-third of the Three Stooges (from the 1920s-32 and again from 1947-1955), was born Samuel Horwitz in Manhattan.

 

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