NYC by the Movies

Miracle on 34th Street – DeVry College

There are 110 colleges and universities in New York City and many are near midtown Manhattan. DeVry College is on 34th Street and Madison Avenue. The midtown location offers undergraduate and graduate classes in business, technology and health care. The college was started by Dr. Herman DeVry, the inventor of the first portable motion picture projector, in 1931. He believed that visual learning would not only advance education, but change the world. The 24 story building was built in 1927. The building, formerly known as the “The Lingerie Building” was historically the premier building for lingerie tenants in New York… Read More

Historic, but not famous

William Temple Hornaday – zoologist, conservationist, taxidermist, and author

William Temple Hornaday, Sc.D. (December 1, 1854 – March 6, 1937) was an American zoologist, conservationist, taxidermist, and author. He served as the first director of the New York Zoological Park, known today as the Bronx Zoo, and he was a pioneer in the early wildlife conservation movement in the United States. After serving as a taxidermist at Henry Augustus Ward’s Natural Science Establishment in Rochester, New York, he spent 1.5 years, 1877–1878 in India and Ceylon collecting specimens. In May 1878 he reached southeast Asia and traveled in Malaya and Sarawak in Borneo. His travels inspired his first publication,… Read More