September 29th In NYC History
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1910...Following its founding in Indiana in 1887, Gimbels department store opens on the site of the old Eagle Theater on Broadway between 32nd and 33rd Streets. Within 20 years it's the largest department store chain in the country, but the brand is defunct by 1986.
1957...It's goodbye to the National League in New York, as the Giants play their last game at the Polo Grounds before moving to the West Coast. But the National League isn't gone for long, because...
In 1961...Former Yankee manager Casey Stengel signs on to manage the National League's new expansion team, the New York Mets.