Titanic Remembrance Day
On April 15, we acknowledge the anniversary of history’s most legendary peacetime tragedy at sea. The 1,503 people who died in the North Atlantic that night in 1912 were bound for Chelsea Piers in New York City. To this day, Gotham is filled with memorials and historic connections to the sinking, including the lighthouse at the South Street Seaport, the statue at Straus Park on 106th Street, the anchor stone at Grace Church, and many others. There is also the Cunard office building at the foot of Broadway and the rusty old arch on the Hudson River marking the pier where the R.M.S. Carpathia brought the survivors. Over the years, we have had Broadway musicals about the Titanic, museum exhibits about the Titanic, film festivals about the Titanic, and Titanic dinners at some of our high end restaurants. This last celebration prompts the question: If they served salad on the Titanic, what kind of lettuce did they use?
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