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By the early 20th century women had won the vote and were living and working in major cities as shop girls and dressmakers, stenographers, telephone operators, nurses, and even journalists. By 1923, 1 out of 5 employed young women in America lived away from a family home. But navigating city life as a single working woman was tough. Housing options were limited and pricey, boarding houses were considered “immoral”, and hotels would not admit single women! Historian Nina Harkrader shares the intriguing story of “all the single ladies” who bravely forged new paths for women in the heady, early years of the 1900s and the ‘women only’ buildings designed for them in New York City.