Ted's friend/sometimes coworker, Ramzi, called Ted last night to ask him who wrote the lyrics to "New York, New York". Somehow, I thought that song was OLD. Like from the 1940s or 1950's or something. Nope. I never knew it was written for the 1977 (ok, still almost 30 years old, but really, not what I meant) film, New York, New York, and starring Robert De Niro and Liza Minelli, directed by Martin Scorcese. Actually, I never knew that such a movie existed. Live and learn.
Thanks Ramzi, for the question, and thanks to NPR for the info. :)