In July of 1989, The University of Chicago hosted Spike Lee for a preview of his film Do The Right Thing. The film’s acclaim renewed interest in his earlier work, including Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, which he made as a student at NYU.
K’s First Case, written by L.G. Alexander, is a Longman reader for students learning English as a second language. It’s 1975 publication in Hong Kong helped inspire an act of self-naming.
The first pager system was used by the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn. Although associated with drug dealers, by the 1990s beepers became popular among teenagers, who developed elaborate codes based on numerical displays.
Rolling Stones fans are legendary: some dedicate their lives to transcribing guitar solos from fifty year old live concerts, others to chasing down grandfatherly idols for an autograph.
Chinese restaurants came to the United States in the 19th century with Cantonese migrants who worked in mines and built railroads. But Chinese restaurants that were also vegetarian did not arrive in New York until the 1980s.