“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

John Vliet Lindsay

November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000


— 155 East 72 Street, Manhattan —

John Vliet Lindsay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. John Vliet Lindsay Marker
Inscription.  The leadership of John V. Lindsay, 103rd Mayor of New York City (1966-1973), kept this city calm during a time of social unrest, when other cities were beset with riots, by walking though troubled streets, adopting a policy of police restraint, and opening government power to minorities. Known as "America's Mayor," his many urban innovations included closing parks to traffic, incentive zoning, and air conditioning subways. Elected as a Republican and re-elected as a Liberal, he ran unsuccessfully for President in 1972. A Naval officer in World War II who saw action in the Pacific, Lindsay was elected from the 17th District to four terms in Congress (1958-65), where he was a leader in civil rights and liberties, and an early opponent of the Vietnam War. He, his wife Mary, and their four children lived here from 1955 to 1962.

Historic Landmarks Preservation Center
Medallion Program created by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Erected 2014 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics
John Vliet Lindsay Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. John Vliet Lindsay Marker - Wide View
. In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list.
Location. 40° 46.218′ N, 73° 57.688′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 72nd Street east of Lexington Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155 East 72nd Street, New York NY 10021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Steinbeck (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington School for the Deaf (approx. ¼ mile away); Landmarks of New York (approx. 0.3 miles away); 131 East 66th Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manhattan House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richard Morris Hunt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Upper East Side Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. HLPC Cultural Medallion: John Vliet Lindsay, September 10, 2014 (, 57 mins.). Installment of a Cultural Medallion honoring John Vliet Lindsay on September 10, 2014, at 155 East 72 Street in Manhattan.... (Submitted on October 10, 2016.) 

2. John Lindsay (Wikipedia). John Vliet Lindsay (/vliːt ˈlɪnᵈzi/;
John Lindsay speaking image. Click for full size.
By Walter Albertin, October 26, 1965
3. John Lindsay speaking
Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000) was an American politician, lawyer, and broadcaster who was a U.S. congressman, mayor of New York City, candidate for U.S. president, and regular guest host of Good Morning America.

During his political career, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from January 1959 to December 1965 and as mayor of New York City from January 1966 to December 1973. He switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party in 1971, and launched a brief and unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination as well as the 1980 Democratic nomination for Senator from New York. He died from Parkinson's disease and pneumonia in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on December 19, 2000.
(Submitted on October 10, 2016.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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