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Labor History in the Village

Some of the most important events and most prominent figures in the labor movement bear strong connections to the Village and East Village.  Without these courageous individuals, or the events connected to them, we might never have had fair wages, …

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Today in History: Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

On March 25, 1911, at approximately 4:40 PM, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at the corner of Greene Street and Washington Place, just east of Washington Square Park. One hundred and forty-six women and men, mostly …

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The 101st Commemoration of the Triangle Fire takes place today at Washington Place & Greene Street

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

This Sunday, March 25, marks the 101st Anniversary of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The 1911 fire took the lives of 146 workers, mostly immigrant women, inspiring the young labor movement and precipitating new worker safety regulations across the …

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A Successful Centennial

Friday, March 25, 2011, marked the 100 year anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.  The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, among countless other groups, had arranged events all weekend to commemorate this horrific event. The lineup kicked off with the …

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A Fortuitous Exchange

When the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition asked the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for help locating original building files for the Brown Building at 23-29 Washington Place, the site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911, …

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