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A New Beginning
New York City Photographer
August 9, 1910 – Reformist Mayor William Jay Gaynor is shot in Hoboken, New Jersey by former city employee James Gallagher. He eventually dies in 1913.
Pennsylvania Station built.
Gimbels shop in business.
March 25: 146 employees, mostly women, are killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire near Washington Square Park, some by being forced to jump from the building by the fire.
July: 1911 Eastern North America heat wave.
New York Public Library Main Branch building constructed.
Negro Society for Historical Research established.
The Masses begins publication.
Gun control Sullivan Law takes effect in New York State.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism established.
New York Call begins publication.
Heterodoxy (group) formed.
Citarella’s market and Automat eatery in Times Square in business.
Aeolian Hall and Audubon Ballroom built.
48th Street Theatre opens.
New York Highlanders changed their team’s name to the New York Yankees.
RMS Carpathia arrives with the 705 survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, where 1517 people died.
International Exhibition of Modern Art held.
Grand Central Terminal rebuilt.
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Prentice Hall publisher in business.
Vanity Fair magazine begins publication.
Municipal Reference Library and Federal Reserve Bank of New York established.
January 1: The parts of New York County which had been annexed from Westchester County were newly constituted as the County of The Bronx.
July 4: Lexington Avenue bombing.
Woman’s Peace Party of New York City organized.
Hunter College High School active.
Russ & Daughters food shop in business.
January 25: First transcontinental telephone call occurs (San Francisco-New York).
May 1: Ship Lusitania departs.
September 22: 25 are killed during construction of the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line in a collapse between 23rd and 25th Street.
Merrill, Lynch & Co. and Knopf publisher in business.
Anti-Militarism Committee organized.
October 16: Margaret Sanger opens her first birth control clinic in Brooklyn
July 30: Black Tom explosion set off by German saboteurs at a munitions arsenal on a small island in New York Harbor kills seven in Jersey City, New Jersey and causes damage as far as the Brooklyn waterfront and Times Square.
1916 Zoning Resolution.
Auto-Ordnance Corporation gun manufacturer in business.
New York City Water Tunnel No. 1 begins operating.
McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. in business.
July 28: African Americans started the Silent Parade on Fifth Avenue as a protest against the East St. Louis riots.
The “Great Influenza Pandemic” rages across the country and worldwide. On one particularly virulent October day, 851 people died in New York City alone.
November 1: The actions of a substitute motorman filling in during a strike lead to a subway crash in Flatbush. The Malbone Street Wreck kills 97 people heading home from work and injures a hundred more.
Okeh Records in business.
Selwyn Theatre opens.
February: City records 30,000 deaths from the Spanish flu.
September 10: US Army 1st Division returns from war.
New School for Social Research founded.
Daily News begins publication.
Algonquin Round Table active.
135th Street YMCA opens.
Miami Beach (1913)
Oranges (Julia Tuttle)
Henry Flagler’s railroad reaches Key West (1913)
Marquesa: A Time & Place With Fish
b/ Jeff Cardenas
Guy Harvey / T-Shirts / 3 for 10 / Duvall Street
Wal-Mart Whale Mural