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Joel Up Front

NYC Anniversaries

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That's right - the Commissioner's Plan of 1811 meant for organizing the streets of the borough of Manhattan are 200 years old today.


Also, on a more somber note, tomorrow is the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 women died after being locked in the factory.


Today, the grid of Manhattan still stands strong, but congested because of the huge amount of cars coming in from all but one side, as well as city changes. *coughdumbasstimessquaremallcough*


It also never counted for Central Park to be built....


The factory is now known as the Brown Building and is part of the NYU campus.

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You Know. There was thought back in 1811 that New York City would never grow north of City Hall. So they used a less expensive material on the north side of City Hall.

Two centuries later, I think those early planners would be surprised to see that New York City not only has grown to West 226th Street but also to include The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

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