memorial day

Hanksy Gets Real with Series of Memorial Day Pieces [PHOTOS]

Posted May 31, 2016 at 9:32 am

In a departure from the usual, prolific street artist Hanksy held the pun and got real with a series of four wheat-paste posters this holiday weekend. All were glued around the Lower East Side. The overall theme with these is essentially about how Memorial Day has become about barbecues, vacations, fashions, and the unofficial start […]

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From Decoration Day to Memorial Day in NYC [PHOTOS]

Posted May 27, 2013 at 8:39 am

Memorial Day is always the final Monday in May each year, a holiday founded after the end of the Civil War. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it was originally organized to commemorate the fallen Union and Confederate soldiers. The current Memorial Day moniker became an unofficial designation for the occasion, but wasn’t actually adopted by […]

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Coney Island Memorial Day Visit

Posted May 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Coney Island is always a great spectacle to behold, but Memorial Day proved to be even more entertaining.

Early Edition: May 31

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

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Memorial Day Fireworks [Video]

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:25 am

Some memorial day fireworks last night, courtesy of Essex Street residents near Stanton.  A whole assortment of pyro was in effect, echoing through the streets.

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About Operation Bowery

Posted May 31, 2010 at 9:23 am

This post is dedicated to all the brave men and women who have sacrificed their freedom so that we could enjoy ours.  On this Memorial Day, we salute you. Between 1940 and 1942, the Mediterranean island of Malta was the scene of intense fighting between the Royal Army and Axis forces.  Ultimately, the Britons were […]

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Memorial Day Honor

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:45 pm

In honor of our heroic troops, past and present, on this Memorial Day. Thank you for your service!