It Happened Today in New York City
On January 1, 1966, John V. Lindsay was sworn in as 103rd Mayor of New York. He had run on the Republican ticket, advertising youth and energy over age and experience with the motto, “He is fresh and everyone else is tired”. On the very day of the inauguration, TWU went on strike, crippling the public transit service, and setting the tone for the difficulties and strife Lindsay would face throughout his term. Declaring New York “still a fun city”, Lindsay cut a heroic figure, walking four miles to work on day one. The image of Mayor Lindsay walking through the city’s most plagued areas during times of trouble would, for some, go on to define his mayoralty.
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