1992

Portofess


Year(s): 1992

Father Anthony Joseph (aka Joey Skaggs), a Dominican priest from San Bernadino, pedaled Portofess, a confessional booth mounted on the back of a tricycle, to the Democratic National Convention in New York City in July of 1992.

Read more

Brooklyn Bridge Lottery


Year(s): 1992

On March 24, 1992, an inter-office memo was leaked from Mayor David Dinkins office in New York City announcing a new plan for urban renewal: He was going to sell the Brooklyn Bridge via lottery for $1.00 per ticket. The winner would have the bridge named after them for 5 years at which time another lottery would be held. Funds from the lottery would provide the much needed resources to repair and upgrade the bridge.

Read more

April Fools’ Day Parade


Year(s): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

For three decades, New York City’s Annual April Fools’ Day Parade has offered the public an opportunity to express, in a comical way, its outrage against the foolishness of mankind. Thousands of participants in look-alike costumes with satirical floats creatively mock the thoughtless, corrupt and selfish acts of the past year. The parade marches down 5th Avenue from 59th Street to Washington Square Park where revelers rejoice and party. The event ends with the annual crowning of the King of Fools.

Read more