Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
William Jay Gaynor
Mayor of New York City
William Jay Gaynor
Defender of Civil Liberties
Born Oriskany NY February 23 1851 - Died September 10 1913 - Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York 1894 to 1909 – Mayor of the City of New York 1910 to 1913
Ours is a government of laws, not of men
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is February 23, 1851.
Location. 40° 41.982′ N, 73° 59.435′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Cadman Plaza West near Middagh Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brooklyn War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maritcha R. Lyons Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Eagle Warehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Walt Whitman (approx. ¼ mile away); No. 1 Front Street Conversion (approx. ¼ mile away); Korean War Veterans PlazaEdward Robinson Squibb (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Regarding William Jay Gaynor. Gaynor was the only NYC mayor to be the subject of an assassination attempt. The August 1910 shooting left the bullet lodged in his throat and was the eventual cause of his death.
Also see . . .
1. Cadman Plaza Park: William Jay Gaynor Memorial. Official NYC parks description of the memorial. (Submitted on June 8, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. One hundred years ago today, the mayor of New York died. The Bowery Boys article on Gaynor's life and death, including a link to a photo taken just after the assassination attempt. (Submitted on June 8, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on June 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.