The Big Apple


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Birthplace of

Woody Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsberg, in Brooklyn, on 1 Dec 1935
Robert Barro, on 28 Sep 1944
Walter Block, in Brooklyn, on 21 Aug 1941
Harry Browne, Harry Edson Browne, on 17 Jun 1933
UpdWilliam Henry Chamberlin, in Brooklyn, on 17 Feb 1897
Frank Chodorov, Fishel Chodorowsky, on 15 Feb 1887
Richard Ebeling, on 1950
Milton Friedman, in Brooklyn, on 31 Jul 1912
Alan Greenspan, on 6 Mar 1926
John Jay, on 12 Dec 1745
Leonard Liggio, in The Bronx, on 5 Jul 1933
Patrick McGoohan, in Astoria, on 19 Mar 1928
Robert Nozick, in Brooklyn, on 16 Nov 1938
Ralph Raico, in East Harlem, on 23 Oct 1936
George Reisman, George Gerald Reisman, on 13 Jan 1937
Murray Rothbard, Murray Newton Rothbard, in Bronx, on 2 Mar 1926
Aaron Russo, in Brooklyn, on 14 Feb 1943
Joan Kennedy Taylor, in Manhattan, on 21 Dec 1926
Jimmie Walker, in South Bronx, on 25 Jun 1947
Robert Anton Wilson, in Brooklyn, on 18 Jan 1932

Deathplace of

Frank Chodorov, on 28 Dec 1966
William Lloyd Garrison, on 24 May 1879
Henry George, on 29 Oct 1897
Ludwig von Mises, on 10 Oct 1973
Thomas Paine, in Greenwich Village, on 8 Jun 1809
Ayn Rand, on 6 Mar 1982
Murray Rothbard, on 7 Jan 1995
Joan Kennedy Taylor, on 29 Oct 2005

Conferences and Conventions

Manhattan Libertarian Party, Manhattan Libertarian Party Anual Convention, in Manhattan, on 21 Jan 2006


New York Politics '93, by Murray Rothbard, The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, Aug 1993
Discusses the potential outcome of the 1993 New York City Mayoral race between David Dinkins and Rudolph Giuliani, plus a cast of others
"New York is of course a famously left-wing city ... But while the city may be overwhelmingly leftist and Democratic, a complicating factor is race. New York has always been a hotbed of ethnic and racial conflict, but in the days of the old-time political bosses, the guys in the smoke-filled rooms could come out with electoral tickets that were carefully racially and ethnically balanced."
Samuel Edward Konkin III, by Jeff Riggenbach, 29 Jul 2010
Biographical essay; including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010
"Libertarians tended to gravitate toward certain metropolitan areas. New York was the major center of libertarian social and intellectual activity until sometime in the early 1970s, when the focus of the movement shifted to Los Angeles. ... Back in Madison, [Konkin] schemed on how to get to New York, where he could build his new relationship with Rothbard and attend Mises's famous seminar at New York University. He transferred to NYU in the fall term of 1970. ... There was much going on in Manhattan in the early '70s, much libertarian ferment and growth. ... There were talks, parties, gatherings of every kind."
The Disastrous World of the New York Subway, Part 1, by Gregory Bresiger, Future of Freedom, Feb 2006
"This reminds me of a ... trip a few months ago. At Jackson Heights, the train, which was supposed to be an express but had been going local, suddenly stopped for a public debate that didn't amuse weary riders coming home from work: the conductor and the motorman had started arguing over the public address system."
The Disastrous World of the New York Subway, Part 2, by Gregory Bresiger, Future of Freedom, Mar 2006
"So, depending on how you measure it, the Second Avenue subway is either 50 or 60 years behind schedule. And a month or so ago, voters approved a new $2.9 billion bond referendum to build — you guessed it! — the Second Avenue subway. Yet the Second Avenue subway is today no closer to a reality than, say, the MTA is to cutting subway fares ..."
The Disastrous World of the New York Subway, Part 3, by Gregory Bresiger, Future of Freedom, Apr 2006
"New York City's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, like so many other politicians before him, is angry with the transit workers' union. He's safe. He doesn't have to ride the subways. He can always blame government authorities or someone else for the dreadful state of the trains. It's a common strategy whenever things go wrong in government."


Ron Paul NYC Meetup Group at the NRA, 26 Sep 2007
Big Apple Friends of the NRA dinner at the Masonic Temple, 71 West 23rd Street