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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 100th Anniversary March 25, 2011

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 100th Anniversary March 25, 2011

Old Mar 18th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 100th Anniversary March 25, 2011

Hi all. There is so much going on next Friday in honor of the anniversary that it has taken me forever to do a posting (or 2 actually) about it. There are actually events all over the country but the bulk of them will be right here where the fire happened.

http://thestarryeye.typepad.com/expl...-25-19111.html
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Old Mar 18th, 2011, 04:13 PM
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What's sad is that these sweat shops still exist - employing illegal immigrants - and with very limited safety measures.
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Old Mar 18th, 2011, 04:21 PM
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So true.
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Old Mar 18th, 2011, 05:28 PM
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I am planning on going to the Tenement Museum, there are some commemorative events happening there for this 100th anniversary next Fri.
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Old Mar 18th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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There is an HBO documentary on the fire. It sounds good. Premiering this Sunday night and other play dates next wk.

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/sm...e-doc-March-21
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 07:08 AM
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SueNYC, is that your blog? Very nice. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 09:35 AM
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Yup - that's my blog - all kinds of good information there. Wish I could see the HBO documentary. I made the mistake of lying down on my couch for the PBS one and I slept through it. I don't have HBO.
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 10:11 AM
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Sue, you can watch the PBS American Experience documentary here: http://to.pbs.org/godLNq
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Thanks Burt
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Since I will be in NYC this Fri., I just checked and tried to get tickets, but all the tickets for the event at Cooper Union Great Hall this coming Fri night 3/25 are gone. I am considering going at 6:30 pm to put my name on the waiting list, as they are opening up some seats 5 min before the program starts.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/164102

I was wrong in my post above-- The Tenement Museum's commemorative programs are during the week this week, not on Friday 3/25.
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 01:37 PM
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I missed the PBS show when it was on here in late February so am watching it on line. I went to NYU Law School right near the site of this tragedy
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Old Mar 19th, 2011, 03:09 PM
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I watched the documentary. I know alot has changed since then, but I do think we should be vigilent not to let owners/managers take safety shortcuts to boost profits. There was a chicken processing plant in NC that had a fire about 15 years ago. The fire exits were padlocked because they thought that workers would take unauthorized smoke breaks.
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Old Mar 20th, 2011, 02:01 PM
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Here is an article from todays NY Daily News about a survivor of the Triangle fire.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/..._was_one_.html
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Old Mar 20th, 2011, 03:07 PM
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That article and the video are amazing. Thanks. (FYI - a "trusted member" of the Frommer's NYC travel board couldn't understand why I put the link up.)
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Old Mar 20th, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Considering what is occuring now against the unions, this anniversary takes on special meaning.
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Old Mar 20th, 2011, 03:49 PM
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Here is an interesting article from today's NY Times.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20.../?ref=nyregion
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Old Mar 20th, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Yup to both posts Warren.
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Old Mar 20th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for this post, bookmarking to check out the links later. I'll also mention that the excellent 8-disc documentary on New York, produced by Ric Burns, has a gripping segment on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
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Old Mar 21st, 2011, 10:17 AM
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Nelson, thanks for mentioning that. I wonder how I missed that Burns NYC series on PBS. I see the first parts of it were shown in 1999, with the last few DVDs not being shown til a few yrs later. As someone who really enjoys NYC history, I have now ordered the set and am looking forward to the 17 hrs of it.
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Old Mar 21st, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Just finished watching the HBO documentary. I thought it was very well done, combining footage and photos with historical narration and interviews of relatives from those who survived and did not survive the fire.

I am a member of the NYC Fire Museum. Today I recd. notice by mail of an event this Sat. evening, March 26th, from 6 to 9 p.m., when they will be having an opening reception of an exhibit commemorating the Triangle fire. For those of you who are interested, the exhibit will run from March 26 til April 23.
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