The Press: Sun's Centary

Sun's Centenary

At No. 170 Nassau St. between the years 1868 and 1915 was a long, ill-lit, barnlike room jammed with rolltop desks, littered with paper, its walls smeared with grime and dirt. When the presses pounded on the floor above, a thin downpour of dust floated over the room. Grimy wires and rusty old hooks used by gymnasts when Tammany Hall had occupied the building were suspended from the ceiling. A tortuous circular staircase led to the room, up & down which ambitious young reporters used to trudge: Arthur Brisbane, Samuel Hopkins...

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