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Weegee, PM, November 24, 1940

2 Die in Wrecked Car
Dr. Albion O. Bernstein, 28, interne, and Miss. Helen Ayers, nurse at Beth Israel Hospital, were drowned early yesterday when his car plunged over the string piece and into the East River at Pier 60, East 21st St. Picture shows emergency squad men lifting Miss Ayers from the car. Photo by Weegee

Ceegee, Weegee Daily, November 24, 2012 – approximate location…

0 Die in Wrecked Car…Picture shows the remnants of what was perhaps, Pier 60, East 21st St. and the East River… Photo by Ceegee

Footnote, or, after a few minutes of Googling:
“The Bernstein Award
This national award, endowed by the late Morris J. Bernstein in memory of his son, a physician who died in an accident while answering a hospital call in 1940, is given to a physician or scientist who has made a significant contribution in medicine, surgery, or disease prevention during the previous calendar year.
The award consists of a check for $2000.00 and a citation. Information on the MSSNY Continuing Medical Education Program can be obtained here…”

(from the Internet… Albion O. Bernstein memorial Volume, 1943)

Ceegee, Weegee Daily, November 24, 2012 – approximate location…

PM newspaper, periodical
PM Daily, February 6, 1941, p.1
Rescued From River: This woman is shocked with cold. The husky cops carrying her have just hauled her from the East River and she’s on her way to the hospital…
PM Photo by Weegee

11:15 p.m., Rescue: Police used rope and hook to rescue woman who fell from barge at pier 9, East River.
PM Photo by Weegee

PM Daily, February 6, 1941,
4:10 p.m., Monoxide Poisoning knocked out two workmen making cheap jewelry at 315 W. 36th St. This one is being given oxygen. Both recovered, were taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital. A Chinese attempted suicide unsuccessfully and a Rumanian succeeded.
PM Photo by Weegee

Weegee Daily, February 6, 2013
Snow Falls Into River
Approximate location of Pier 9, above a heliport, and below the Pier 11 ferry to Ikea…
Weegee Daily Photos by Ceegee

Weegee Daily, February 6, 2013
6:12 p.m. Carbon Monoxide… Too many cars…
Almost knocked out a photographer, making cheap photos, (more cheap shots), at 315 West 36th St…

A Weegee Daily Map!