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The Renowned St. Regis Hotel

The St. Regis New York is probably “THE iconic hotel of New York”…maybe even more so than the Plaza. It was built at the height of the Gilded Age, by… 170 more words

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movieDate: july 13, 1864

ON THIS DAY in 1864, business tycoon John Jacob Astor IV was born in New Hampshire. Astor was portrayed by Eric Braeden in the 1997 James Cameron film, TITANIC.

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Så kom han då, min andra son, Astor. Namnet bestämdes för länge sedan och det var faktiskt min fru som föreslog det fint klingande namnet som för tankarna till stenrike John Jacob Astor IV, den rikaste mannen på RMS Titanic, som ju förliste 1912. 142 more words


The Old King Cole Bar

Aside from Bemelmans, another one of my favorite bars is the King Cole at the St. Regis Hotel on East 55th Street often drawn there merely by its history. 735 more words

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GUNS IN SCHOOLS: New York high school students allowed to use machine guns

Thanks to the continuing generosity of the family of the late Col. John Jacob Astor IV, who so bravely met his end last year… 131 more words

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High School Machine Guns ... Courtesy Of One Of Those Awful 1%er's . We've Sure Come A Long Way , Haven't We ?

The Titanic and New York

Who Knew?

Unlike Halifax that was dubbed the “City of Sorrows” for its grim role in the recovery and burial of the Titanic victims, New York City became notorious as the city that welcomed the 713 survivors. 2,983 more words


Book Review: A Journey in Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor

He is known as the most high-profile victim of the Titanic disaster that happened 100 years ago last week. Philanthropist, businessman and part of the American high society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, John Jacob Astor IV published this futuristic tale in 1894 about a journey around our solar system and man’s attempts to colonise his neighbours. 584 more words

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