History in the Making: TGI Monday Edition

ABOVE Queens Castle: the Bodine Castle once stood in Long Island City at 4316 Vernon Boulevard, a private villa owned by a wealthy banker. The building was unfortunately demolished in 1966. Read more about it here

Uptown flair: An interview with Alan Stillman, who opened the world’s very first TGI Friday’s in 1965 — in the Upper East Side (First Avenue and 63rd Street). He’s also responsible for Smith & Wollensky, strangely enough. [City File]

Legends reunited: The 1969 Mets, World Series winners, were honored last night at Citi Field. Showing up for the ceremony: Yogi Berra, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan [Queens Crap]

A bad dream: Lockdown in Coney Island, as ‘Dreamland Park’ is shuttered by developer. [Brooklyn Paper]

Flash point: Looking back at the images of En Foco, a photography collective captured the forgotten bright spots of 1970s Bronx. [New York Times]

Dibs on Henry Hudson: Did the famous explorer land in Staten Island first? [SI Live]

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