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What Annah Perch said.
Diddy Combs, Walt Frazier, and Patti Smith?
Lois and Bill Wilson brought unprecedented solutions and changes to society at which humanity tried and failed for thousands of years.
I loved the Knicks and I love rock and roll, but...
Most certainly Brian Lehrer.
+1 on Bill Wilson
How about Eleanor Campbell, founder of the Judson Health Center now on Spring St.
Definitely Brian Lehrer
bill clinton - brought money back to harlem
Alfred Ely Beach! He built (secretly!) the first underground subway in the city, in 1870. It was one block long, and powered by pneumatics.
Well, I would NOT put Michael Bloomberg on the list. I WOULD put on the list those who have broken their backs to have made and continue to make the city grow and progress to magnificence it is, those who built the subways, the Empire State Building, the roads, and on and on.
This list left out two incredibly important New Yorkers; Bill and Lois Wilson, repsective co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups. Lois Wilson was born and raised at 182 Clinton Street in Brooklyn and Bill Wilson lived in NYC after marrying Lois in 1918 until 1941 when he moved to Westchester County.
Alcoholics Anonymous, one of the 20th Century's most successful social and spiritual movements, was founded by Bill Wilson when he lived at 182 Clinton Street. Bill Wilson was named one of the 20th Century's most important individuals by Time and Life Magazines.
Annah PerchExecutive DirectorStepping Stones, the historic home of Bill and Lois Wilson(914) 232-4822
"The Unknown Cabbie"... or should that be "The Wreck of the Unknown Cabbie"?
Brian Lehrer, for sure!
SO MANY MEN!! HOW ABOUT WOMEN!!!!!! Is WNYC's selsction representative of the whole list? I'm totally shocked!!
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