The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was the largest industrial disaster in the history of New York City. Most of the victims were immigrant women. The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the ILGWU textile workers’ union.
This year’s commemoration will be on Monday, March 25 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street, the site of the original building. For more information, see www.RememberTheTriangleFire.org.