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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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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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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: New York City Board of Health

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: New York City Board of Health, The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1900s

In 1897, Nathan Straus (1848-1931) became the President and Commissioner of the New York City Board of Health for a two year term. Nathan took his…

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus Jr. (1889-1961)

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus Jr. (1889-1961), The Straus Historical Society, 1937

Nathan Straus Jr. (1889-1961) was the son of Nathan and Lina Gutherz Straus. He was not interested in going into the family's business of…

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus (1848-1931)

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus (1848-1931), The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1920s

When we think of public service and the Straus family, we usually think of Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926). A few of his positions include Minister to…

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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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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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The Straus Historical Society, Jesse Isidor Straus

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The Straus Historical Society, Jesse Isidor Straus, The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1930s

Jesse Isidor Straus (1872-1936) was born in June 25th, 1872 at 28 West 38th Street in New York City. He attended Harvard and graduated in 1893 with an…

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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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