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Tom Miller Talk on The Original West Sider: Cyrus Clark
November 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn the story of “The Father of the West Side” as only Tom Miller (internationally known for his “Daytonian in Manhattan” blog of fascinating social and architectural histories of NYC) can tell it.
Miller rewinds the clock to 1880s Manhattan, when Clark pushed for the creation of Riverside Drive and staunchly protected the Hudson River waterfront for the public. He organized the community for action and lobbied for critical infrastructure and improvements for the UWS.
There will be history and politics and tales of UWS shenanigans. Of course there will be fabulous architecture. But most important, there will be an incredible person, the city he envisioned and the very special neighborhood we know today.