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    • The National Commercial Financial Conference illuminated by candle light.
      The Blackout Club
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 16, 2014

      At 5:23 PM on November 9, 1965, New York City, along with the rest of the Northeast, suffered from a “significant disruption in the supply of electricity” – better known as The Northeast Blackout. However, [...]

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    • Frank Sinatra performing in the Wedgwood Room, 1944.
      “Old Blue Eyes” at the Waldorf Astoria
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 9, 2014

      Many types of people have graced the halls and rooms of our glamorous hotel – princes, movie stars, famous singers and dancers – however, there is only one major figure that not only began his career in our [...]

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    • The 1933 Motor Show
      History of the Motorama
      Posted by Erin Allsop on May 2, 2014

      The General Motors Motor Show (also known as the “Motorama”) was a national automobile show hosted by GM from 1931 to 1961 which began in New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Showcased in our Grand Ballroom, these automobile extravaganzas were designed to boost [...]

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    • The Senate Committee Deliberating, President Taft is seen to the left.
      The RMS Titanic
      Posted by Erin Allsop on April 16, 2014

      April 15, 2014 marks the 102nd anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and perhaps no other maritime disaster stirs our collective memory more than this event. On April 15, 1912, more than 1,500 passengers of [...]

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    • Lt. Col. and Mrs. John Glenn at the Waldorf Astoria New York Hotel in 1962
      An Astronaut Visits the Waldorf Astoria
      Posted by Erin Allsop on April 11, 2014

      As many of you may know, the Waldorf Astoria is famous for its history of hosting some of our world’s most influential figures…Princes, Queens, Kings, Presidents…but what about Astronauts? On February 20, 1962, NASA launched [...]

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    • Eamon deValera (center) on top of the original Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1919. From left to right are Harry Boland, Liam Mellows (leader of the ‘1916 exiles’), Eamon deValera, Diarmuid Lynch (secretary of the Friends of Irish Freedom), Dr Patrick McCartan (Irish envoy to Washington), and, sitting, John Devoy (leader of Clan na Gael).
      The “Waldorf O’Storia”
      Posted by Erin Allsop on March 14, 2014

      Meaning “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” in Gaelic, Ireland’s native language, the term “C’ead Mile Failte” (pronounced “kad meel-a fall-sha”) could not be more fitting for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel! For over a century, we have welcomed [...]

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