Cities: New York City

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Name
Cities: New York City Gender: N/A
born on 1 January 1898 at 00:01 (= 12:01 AM )
Place New York NY, USA, 40n42, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°40 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°37'



Biography

U.S. city, dedicated at a flag raising to the top of the pole over City Hall at 00:00 midnight starting the day.

On the same day at 12:00 Noon, Robert A. Van Wyck was inaugurated as the Mayor. The government of the new city was turned over to him by the outgoing Mayors of the three cities which had become boroughs of the metropolis. No elaborate ceremony marked Mayor Van Wyck's entrance into office at the City Hall: it was a business affair pure and simple.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the New York Times on microfilm:

Greater New York Flag-Raising and Birth Ceremony:

1 January 1898, 00:01 (12:01 am) EST, NYC.

REFERENCE: "The New City Ushered In: Big Parade and Brilliant Display at the Birth of Greater New York." NYT, 1 January 1898, pp. 1-2 ("The flag of Greater New York was officially unfurled over the New York City Hall at

midnight by a touch of a button by the major of San Francisco, 3,700 miles away, and the second city of the world came into existence ... as the City Hall clock marked 12, steam whistles sounded, the bands played more vehemently ... and the flag of the new city ... went to the top of the pole over the City Hall ... [thereafter] for fifteen minutes, there was a saturation of light and sound, and then the snow began to come fast...").


INAUGURATION: 1 January 1898, 12:00 (12 noon) EST, NYC. REFERENCE: "Van Wyck at the Helm." NYT, 2 January 1898, p. 1. "Robert A. Van Wyck became the

Mayor of New York at noon yesterday. At that hour the government of the new city was turned over to him by the outgoing Mayors of the three cities which had become boroughs of the metropolis - William L. Strong of Manhattan and the Bronx, Frederick W. Wurster of Brooklyn, and Patrick Gleason of Long Island City. No elaborate ceremony marked Mayor Van Wyck's entrance into office at the City Hall: it was a business affair pure and simple...").

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