In 1892, long before the mass production of automobiles and 39 years before the completion of the Empire State Building, the German bar Viemeisters opened at 45 East 18th Street. 122 years later, it remains standing, now known as Old Town Bar (45 East 18th Street, 212-529-6732).
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Once again, one of baseball's greatest is overlooked for his place in Cooperstown
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