1. Freedom Tower, formallly 1 World Trade Center, is the building currently under construction at Ground Zero, the site of the former World Trade Center towers that collapsed with the 9/11 attacks.
2. In March this year they dropped the Freedom Tower name for "1 World Trade Center". It will be 1776 feet high, giving it an extra dose of America.
Theodore Roosevelt was shot in front of Milwaukee's Gilpatrick Hotel in 1912. The then presidential nominee for the Progressive Party was shot in the chest, but went on to deliver his speech later that day because the bullet was slowed down by a glass case and a manuscript. They don't make'em like they used to!
A trip to the liquor store.
1. Schlitz was the beer that made Milwaukee famous for...beer. It's now sold in bottles with something more similar to the original formula sold back in the 70s. Schlitz had since cheapened its formula and lost its cult following. Hopefully it's not too late for a comeback!
2. Known as the "beer that made Milwaukee famous", Schlitz beer was brewed in Milwaukee since 1849. After being one of the most popular beers for many years, Schlitz fell out of favor in the 1980's, but is now making a sort of comeback as a retro, nostalgic brand.
1. In New York City, when you order a "slice," it is assumed that you are ordering a slice of plain cheese pizza. If you say: "Give me a slice," then you'll be handed a slice of cheese pizza. If you want toppings, you need to specify your slice (ie: "I'll have a slice of pepperoni.").
2. In NYC, it is very common to "grab a slice" as you're walking somewhere. Pizza, that is. People in this city all seem to be able to eat and walk at the same time with ease, and street-front windows where you can grab a slice to go are plentiful!