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Before Central Park

Online via Zoom

What was in Central Park before it became our Central Park? Sara Cedar Miller, historian emerita of the Central Park Conservancy and author of "Before Central Park" offers a glimpse. We'll learn about the 17th and 18th c. Dutch and English landowners; the land divisions of the 19th century; New York’s Common Lands; the early […]

San Juan Hill Rediscovered: Amsterdam Houses, Before and After

Online via Zoom

Architectural historian Jessica Larson will explore what previously existed on the site that is now occupied by the New York City Housing Authority’s Amsterdam Houses, as well as the history of the housing project’s development. In the first decades of the 20th century, the area that is today's Lincoln Square was a neighborhood called San […]