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By On This Day in NYC's History

SARAH JESSICA PARKER

On March 25, 1965: Emmy and Golden Globe winner (and longtime New York resident), Sarah Jessica Parker was born. Best known for her iconic portrayal of stylish New Yorker Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City, Parker recently launched a footwear line with Nordstrom called the SJP Collection.

SOCIAL CLUB ARSON

On March 25, 1990: On the evening of March 25, 1990, following an argument with his former girlfriend, Julio Gonzalez set fire to “Happy Land,” an unlicensed social club in the Bronx, leaving 87 people dead.

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EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

On March 25, 1961: The musical Gypsy ended its 702 performance Broadway run. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards, and saw numerous revivals and touring productions, such as the Tony Award-winning 2008 revival starring Patti Lupone.

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