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Daily Video for June 18 – NYC Checker Taxis Begin Service

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The First CHecker Cabs Hit the Road

On June 18, 1923, the first iconic Checker Cab hits the street in New York City.  While taxi services have been in existence in some form since the early 17th century, the yellow painted cars with the checkerboard stripes from New York have become the iconic symbols of taxis everywhere.

While the last Checker Cab was retired in 2009, the cars remain instantly recognizable and highly collectible by car enthusiasts.

Check out this video to see different Checker Cabs over the years:

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Daily Photo (6/5/20) – NYC from the ISS

Photo — “NYC from the ISS”

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Photograph of New York City illuminated at night from the International Space Station.  Taken March 23, 2013.

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Daily Photo – The Streets of New York, 1930

Photo — “The Streets of New York, 1930”

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Social distancing wasn’t quite necessary 90 years ago as this overhead shot of 36th St. in New York City shows.

1930. “Overhead view of men milling about on 36th St. between 8th and 9th Aves., in the heart of the Garment District”. Photo Margaret Bourke-White

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Daily Photo – “Living Sign”, c1905

Photo — “Living Sign, c.1905”

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c. 1905. “A living sign on Fifth Avenue, New York City.” Brand ambassador for Dr. Rankin’s Dental Parlor, conveniently close to a candy store. Photographer Unknown.

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