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By On This Day in NYC's History

FIRST FEMALE DETECTIVE

March 1, 1912: Isabella Goodwin was appointed as the first female first grade detective in the New York City Police Department. Her salary was a whopping $2,250 a year.

Image courtesy of Green-Wood

Image courtesy of Green-Wood

RIDING ALONG SECOND AVE

On March 1, 1880: The IRT Second Avenue Line, also known as the Second Avenue El, which was an elevated railway opened from South Street to 65th Street. Part of the Second Avenue El closed in 1940, and the rest of the line closed two years later.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

BORN ON THIS DAY: ROBERT GROSSMAN

March 1, 1940: Iconic American illustrator Robert Grossman was born in Brooklyn. Grossman has been in the industry for over 50 years and his work has appeared over 500 times on the covers of national publications.

Illustration by Robert Grossman via Wikimedia Commons

Illustration by Robert Grossman via Wikimedia Commons

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