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Fund for the City of New York, Sarah Carroll - 2012 Sloan Public Service Award Winner

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Fund for the City of New York, Sarah Carroll - 2012 Sloan Public Service Award Winner, Fund for the City of New York, 2012

Sarah Carroll is responsible for overseeing the nearly 10,000 applications submitted annually to the City's Landmarks Preservation Commission. Some…

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2012 SLOAN Public Service Award Winner - UrbanOmnibus, James McConnell - 2012 Sloan Public Service Award Winner

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2012 SLOAN Public Service Award Winner - UrbanOmnibus, James McConnell - 2012 Sloan Public Service Award Winner, UrbanOmnibus, 2014

Whether it is a hurricane, a fire, a flood, a black out or a terrorist threat, the City turns to James McConnell, Assistant Commissioner for Strategic…

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National Archives, Tenement House Act

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National Archives, Tenement House Act, National Archives, ca. 1900

In 1867, 495,000 people in New York City were living in tenement buildings. Overcrowding (in some areas, a population density of 240,000 people per…

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Library of Congress, Justice Jane Bolin, First African-American Judge

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Library of Congress, Justice Jane Bolin, First African-American Judge, Library of Congress, 1942

In college, Jane Bolin was surrounded by white male students who would ignore her, and her career advisor told her to stop pursing her judicial…

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Synthia Saint James, In Unity, September 11th

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Synthia Saint James, In Unity, September 11th, A Day in September, 2002

When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. Chief Edward F.…

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D.H. Anderson, Chiefs of Police, New York City

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D.H. Anderson, Chiefs of Police, New York City, Library of Congress, ca. 1889

The New York State Association of Chiefs of Police was organized on November 30, 1901, in Rochester, New York and incorporated in 1957. It is a not…

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Federal Art Project, Keep your Fire Escapes Clear - New York City Residents Advisory

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Federal Art Project, Keep your Fire Escapes Clear - New York City Residents Advisory, Federal Art Project, 1936 or 1937

Poster for the Tenement House Department of the City of New York advising that tenement house residents keep their fire escapes free of obstructions.

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