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Deciphering Manhattan

June 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


New York does make sense! Well, sometimes. Any town, village or city offers clues that enable us to make sense of that place. The bend in a road, shape of a building or site of a church can say something of what we once were, and have become.

Why are the luxury apartment houses and fancy department stores along the middle of the island, while buildings generally get older as you head south? What makes some districts (Chelsea is a good example) so relaxed and quiet when others are chaotic and vital? And if land in New York is so valuable (witness the skyscrapers jammed in all over), then what explains the presence of that big park above 59th Street?

Note: Make sure to arrive at the event 10 minutes early.



Municipal Art Society of New York


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Northwest corner of 40th Street and 5th Ave.
New York, NY United States
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