The Changing New York City Skyline: Past, Present, Future

What forces have shaped and are reshaping our skyscraper city?

Skyscraper Museum founder, director, and curator, Carol Willis will give an illustrated talk surveying the history of the high-rise in New York, the world’s preeminent skyscraper city.

Carol is an architectural and urban historian with degrees from Columbia University; Carol has researched, taught and written about the history of American city building.

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NYHS Series Part I – Benevolence, Philanthropy, and Activism: Women Make a Difference in 19th Century New York

Before they could even vote, women across the spectrum of race and class exercised power and brought about change. Dive into this rich history with Jeanne Pape!

Attendees will explore the stories of prominent and little-known women activists of the Early Republic, the abolitionist movement, the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, and the suffrage movement, as well as learn about our Center for Women’s History.

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Joyce Gold – Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square

For 150 years, Washington Square has been home to many of the political, creative, and intellectual movements in city history. Its amazing female population accounts for much of that vitality. It has seen an unparalleled variety of women—working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant—including such renowned individuals as Mae West, Edith Wharton, Emma Goldman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is one of Manhattan’s longest serving independent full-time tour guides.

Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University.

Her goal is to expand people’s understanding of how the city’s past is part of the present.

 

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Joyce Gold – Creation of Central Park

New York City of the mid 19th century had largely ignored quality of life issues for its citizens. This omission had become so apparent that the city government arranged a competition for the design & creation of a great park. The winning design of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux transformed 843 acres into America’s first masterpiece of urban landscape design.

Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is one of Manhattan’s longest serving independent full-time tour guides.Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University.

Her goal is to expand people’s understanding of how the city’s past is part of the present.

 

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Joyce Gold – The Creation of Central Park

Joyce Gold returns for her third talk at Waterside with the history of our city’s legendary park!

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