December 23rd In NYC History
Updated: Updated 12/22/2012 01:00 AM
By: NY1 News
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1823...A Christmas classic is born when Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" is first published in an upstate newspaper. Moore wrote the famous holiday poem – also known as "A Visit From Saint Nicholas" – in his home in Chelsea, just north of what is today 22nd Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues.
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