It Happened in New York


Book Description

True Tales from New York's Past

From Beatlemania at Shea Stadium to the hoax of the Cardiff Giant, It Happened in New York gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Empire State.

Meet the young Polio Pioneers and Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed, tested, and refined the vaccine that has saved the lives of millions. Discover why a peach provoked a three-day war in Manhattan. And learn how erosion and rock slides at Niagara Falls nearly destroyed one of America's most beloved attractions.

Newly revised and updated, this book features thirty lively stories written for history buffs of all ages.

About Capo, Fran

Freelance writer and comedienne Fran Capo has appeared on more than 250 television shows and is the co-creator of the world's first cybersitcom, The Estrogen Files: Money, Men and Motherhood, and co-author of Globe Pequot's It Happened in New York and It Happened in Pennsylvania. Fran is also the Guinness Book of World Records' Fastest Talking Female. She lives in Howard Beach, New York.

Frank Borzellieri is a graduate of St. John's University, which he attended on a scholarship. He works as a journalist and editorialist and has been published in major publications such as USA Today and Newsday. He has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, including 20/20, Geraldo Rivera, Ricki Lake, and Good Morning America.