New York's a gay-friendly city, routinely topping the lists. It earned its reputation from the Stonewall Riots and keeps it alive today with thriving neighborhoods like Chelsea and a wild Pride Parade each summer. Things are from from perfect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender New Yorkers, but the city's name still holds.
Looking back at the deadliest industrial disaster in New York City history
March 25th marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in downtown Manhattan. The fire started in a scrap bin on the 8th floor of the factory building, claiming the lives of 146 garment workers. The tragedy led to changes in labor and fire safety laws, and coincidentally, the centennial comes at a time of labor union struggles across the country.