Keenen Ivory Wayans saw that there was a huge hole in the comedy world and felt that minority comedians were unrepresented. He saw this opportunity and ran with it. Fresh off his success from Hollywood Shuffle and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Keene pitched the idea to Fox execs and they loved it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V-EKx4XNxE In April of 1990, 'In Living Color'...
This week we a take look back at a local legendary electronic store. ‘The Wiz’ was started by four brothers in 1977 and was headquartered in Carteret, New Jersey.  Douglas, Lawrence, Marvin and Stephan Jemal were from South Brooklyn.  The Jemals were actually from the same Syrian immigrant neighborhood as Eddie and Sam Antar, the founders of Crazy Eddie. ...
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Go to any pizzeria or deli in New York and you're liable to find an assortment of flavors of Snapple Iced Tea, however it wasn’t always this way.  Snapple was founded in 1972 by Leonard Marsh, Hyman Golden, and Arnold Greenberg in Valley Stream, Long Island. They debuted the classic lemon-flavored iced tea in 1987.  By the early 90’s...
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Brooklyn, NY On this throwback Thursday we take a look back at "Crazy Eddie" a consumer electronic chain of stores that was started in Brooklyn in 1971 by Eddie Antar.  Before Best Buy, Circuit City and the internet, Crazy Eddie had carved out a large niche with 43 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut and reportedly brought in...
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Do you remember the 2003 Blackout?  Only two years after 9-11, most New Yorkers initially feared the worst.  Do you feel more secure about our electric grid today? Where were you when we lost power? Written by Seth Goldstein