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The Last Unknown Place in New York City: A Conversation with Christopher Payne and Michael Miscione

Photographer Christopher Payne will talk about his experience shooting North Brother Island and his new book on the topic. Come discover what New York City might look like without human influence, as Payne captures vegetation taking over buildings on North Brother Island. Historian Michael Miscione will also talk about the history of North Brother Island.

Holdouts! A Manhattan Walking Tour

Join the Obscura Society for a historic walking tour of Midtown Manhattan’s great real estate holdouts and the stories behind the various tenants who stood their ground, refusing to budge.