Monday, April 9, 2012

A Tribute to West Siders Isidor & Ida Straus

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary 
of the Sinking of the Titanic:
The History of Straus Park
Upper West Siders Isidor and Ida Straus
Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Straus Park
$12, free for LW! Members

Isidor and Ida Straus Memorial, Straus Park
On April 15, 1912, during its voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, the RMS Titanic sank to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg. The sinking of the Titanic took the lives of 1,514 people. In addition to familiar names such as Benjamin Guggenheim and John Jacob Astor IV, Upper West Siders Ida and Isidor Straus* (co-owner of Macy's) were among those who were lost in this tragic event.

Straus Park, located at 106th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue, serves as a memorial to Ida & Isidor Straus and also offers busy New Yorkers a quiet place to escape the hustle and bustle of the Upper West Side.

On April 15, 2012, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, join Gilbert Tauber, an urban planner and historian, and Al Berr of Friends of Straus Park for a talk on the history of the area and Straus Park. Also joining us will be descendants of Ida and Isidor Straus who will talk about the history of the Strauses and the sinking of the Titanic.

Click here to read yesterday's New York Times article, "100 Years Ago, a Disaster Captivated the City," for more information on the sinking of the Titanic.

*Read more about Ida Straus in our 


Other great LANDMARK WEST! events on the horizon - RSVP today!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6 p.m.

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