Sunday, April 25, 2010

Titanic Memorial at 106th Street

The Isadore and Ida Straus memorial is located at 106th Street and Broadway in a V-shaped park. The reclining woman has a small fountain at her feet and a bench behind her. The lore about Isador and Ida is that he was a department store millionaire when they sailed on the Titanic. Mrs. Straus was offered a seat in a lifeboat, but she said: “I have lived with him for 50 years - I won’t leave him now”, and they sat on deck-chairs until the end. Widely reported and probably a true story
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