Tag: 20th Century

Polo Grounds

Located off the Harlem River in Manhattan, the Polo Grounds was the home for the New York Giants from 1891 until they moved to San Francisco in 1957. With World Series, Army Navy Games, and even boxing matches held there, the Polo Grounds was one of the most popular establishments in the New York sports …

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Minsky’s Burlesque

Minsky Business: The Minsky Brothers and Burlesque in New York The twentieth century is widely viewed by historians as the beginning of mass, commercialized leisure activities in America. As was the case with most major changes that took place in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, New York was at the heart …

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