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General Slocum Sinking

Second worse disaster in NYC History

Our Astoria Shore was witness to the worst maritime, and second worse overall disaster in NYC History: The sinking of the General Slocum Ferry in Hellsgate!

In an in depth article posted in 6sqft.com by Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation, this often forgotten accident is resurrected.

We should never forget our history, for if we do we are doomed to repeat it.

Does anyone have any interesting stories related to this event? Perhaps handed down in family history?

Photo: Richard Khuzami

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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