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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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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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Educational Alliance, Isidor Straus: Educational Alliance

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Educational Alliance, Isidor Straus: Educational Alliance, Educational Alliance & The Straus Historical Society, Building photo - before 1906 Plaque photo - unknown

The Educational Alliance on 197 East Broadway in New York City was founded by a group of Jewish philanthropists including Isidor Straus. The building…

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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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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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Kruger and Firemen's Memorial Committee, Isidor Straus: Kruger and Firemen’s Memorial

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Kruger and Firemen's Memorial Committee, Isidor Straus: Kruger and Firemen’s Memorial, The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1900s

The Kruger and Firemen's Memorial in New York City was first suggested in 1908 by the late Episcopal Bishop Henry C. Potter. He preached a sermon at…

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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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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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New York, State of New York - Constitution

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New York, State of New York - Constitution, New York, 1788

State Motto of New Your "Excelsior" - Ever Upward. The First New York State Constitution, 1977 This constitution was framed by a convention which…

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NY Daily News, Jefrick R. Dean, Sr. - 2012 Sloan Public Service Award Winner

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NY Daily News, Jefrick R. Dean, Sr. - 2012 Sloan Public Service Award Winner, NY Daily News, 2013

Bus Operator, New York City Transit Authority In his 22 years as a bus operator, Jefrick Dean has driven every bus route out of the East New York…

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