By Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and eating places that stretched from Maine to Florida and the entire approach to the West Coast. Popularly referred to as the "Father of the Franchise Industry," Johnson introduced stable nutrition and costs that introduced appreciative buyers again for extra. the horny white Colonial Revival eating places, with attention-grabbing porcelain tile roofs, illuminated cupolas and sea blue shutters, have been defined in Reader's Digest in 1949 because the epitome of "eating areas that appear like New England city assembly homes dressed up for Sunday." Boston historian and writer Anthony M. Sammarco recounts how Howard Johnson brought twenty-eight flavors of ice cream, the "Tendersweet" clam strips, grilled frankforts and a menu of scrumptious and standard meals that households eagerly loved after they traveled.
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In time, Italians became a potent political force in the city, exemplified by Fiorello La Guardia, one of New York’s finest mayors. Hispanic religious carving at El Museo del Barrio (see p231) Puerto Ricans were in New York as early as 1838, but it was not until after World War II that they arrived in large numbers in search of work. Most live in El Barrio, formerly known as Spanish Harlem. Professionals who fled Fidel Castro’s Cuba have moved out of the city itself but are still influential in Hispanic commerce and culture.
Museum of Modern Art Picasso’s Goat (1950) is among the impressive collection in the renovated and expanded Museum of Modern Art. R I V East Village T Lower East Side S Seaport and the Civic Center A Ellis Island Lower Manhattan SoHo and TriBeCa E Ellis Island This museum vividly recreates the experiences of many millions of immigrant families. 0 kilometers 0 miles 2 1 N E W American Museum of Natural History Dinosaurs, meteorites and much more have fascinated generations of visitors here. Y O R K A T A G L A N C E 37 Morningside Heights and Harlem Museum of the City of New York Costumes, works of art and household objects (such as this 1725 silver dish) create an intricate and detailed picture of New York’s past.
A History of Howard Johnson's: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became an American Icon (American Palate Series) by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco