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August 2018

An Evening with The Opera House Filmmaker Susan Froemke

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, August 21st 6:30-7:45pm Macaulay Honors College 35 W. 67th Street Award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke and producer Muffie Meyer take us deep behind the history of their acclaimed documentary, The Opera House. The film, which chronicles the complex 50+ year saga of the creation of the Metropolitan Opera’s home at Lincoln Center, surveys a remarkable period of the Met’s history and a time of great change for both the city and the Upper West Side. But just how does one tell…

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The Secret on W. 78th Street: Guastavino Row Walking Tour

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join LW! and architectural historian Tom Miller (of “Daytonian in Manhattan” blog fame) for walk along a very special Upper West Side block - 78th Street between the Museum of Natural History and Amsterdam Avenue. It’s known as “Guastavino Row” in honor of Rafael Guastavino, the 19th-century architect who gave New York City the iconic vaulted tile arches found in the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Terminal, Carnegie Hall and  the City Hall subway station. Before he became known for his…

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September 2018

Temples of Power, Temples of Pleasure: Stanford White’s Manhattan

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Temples of Power, Temples of Pleasure: Stanford White’s Manhattan Wednesday, September 12th 6:30pm-7:30pm National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South He was the first modern “starchitect” – a man of extraordinary appetites and talent. Part classicist, part visionary (and a distinguished member of the National Arts Club). Stanford White was the dynamic force behind many of Manhattan’s most iconic Gilded Age structures – including the original Pennsylvania Station, the Century and Metropolitan Clubs, the Tiffany and Vanderbilt mansions, the IRT…

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Magnificent Gilded Age Mansions of Riverside Drive Walking Tour

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

For a brief time in the early 20th century, Riverside Drive rivaled Fifth Avenue for its stretch of opulent mansions. With the passage of time and the rise of luxury apartment living, many of these mansions were lost, but we have the chance to once again enter that bygone era with the help of Gilded Age historian Esther Crain (of “Ephemeral New York” fame). An amazing storyteller, Ms. Crain will help us imagine the many grand homes that enjoyed spectacular…

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“Manhattan’s Little Secrets” Author’s Talk with John Tauranac

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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When John Tauranac is not busy designing maps, he turns his talents to writing intriguingly on the city’s social and architectural history. In his latest book, “Manhattan’s Little Secrets,” Tauranac leads us on a fascinating hunt for the overlooked and under-seen around every corner. Come explore history hidden in plain sight on the Upper West Side! Do you know where to find actual stones from the dungeon where Joan of Arc was held? An ancient symbol of Christianity on an apartment…

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