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Winter Talks: City on A Grid – How New York Became New York

The Manhattan street grid has been called “a disaster” of urban planning and “the most courageous act of prediction in Western Civilization”. In other words, you either love it or hate it. Join Gerard Koeppel as he relates the history of this uniquely New York marvel through his most recent book.

Winter Talks: Marking Time, Marking Place: Lower Manhattan THEN & NOW

President of cultureNOW, Abby Suckle, presents an illustrated talk on their urban archeology project and the creation of a map showing New York City over time. Learn about the process of surveying our local geographic history and raising questions that need to be considered as we plan a more resilient city in our future.