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The Forgotten “Father of Greater New York”
October 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, October 3rd 6:30-7:45pm 45 W. 67th St. Special 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner+ Members!
Incredibly, much of what we all think of as quintessential New York City–Central Park, the NY Public Library, the Zoo, the American Museum of Natural History–is due to the Herculean efforts of one practically unknown man: Andrew Haswell Green. It was also Green who cleaned up the city post-Boss Tweed, shaped the street plan of the Upper West Side, rerouted Broadway and literally put Riverside and Morningside Parks on the map. Some speculate he may have been allowed to slide into obscurity due to his shocking murder, a tragic case of mistaken identity born here on the Upper West Side. Michael Miscione, the former Manhattan Borough Historian takes us, via an illustrated talk, back into the fascinating life and times of this 19th century master planner, reformer, and preservationist whose accomplishments transformed New York into a world-class city.