On June 16, 1857, two rival police squads clashed at City Hall NYC the Municipals, under the command of Mayor Fernando Wood, and the MetropolitansMore
Lincoln greeted in NYC Mayor Fernando Wood. Photo via the Lincoln Institute.
Abraham Lincoln and New York City will always be linked by Lincoln’s legendary speech at Cooper Union in 1860 (which we will cover on February 27), but on February 19, 1861, Lincoln set foot in New York City for the first time as President-elect. …More
Mayor Fernando Wood motioned to have Manhattan secede from the union and become a free and independent city.More