Thursday, February 20th 4:30-7:30pm 45 W. 67th Street 3.0 Continuing Ed Credits for BROKERS! Public welcome!
Two great programs=3.0 credits for brokers! First, for many, learning the history of a property–who lived there, who built it, original floorplans, maps, historic details–can add an exciting layer to decisions on purchasing a particular home. Learn from NY Genealogical and Biographical Society expert Susan Miller how to get your search into house histories started! Then, the focus is on legendary architect Rosario Candela, whose 1920’s Manhattan apartments are considered hallmarks of “New York Style”. Few know that Candela’s first commission was on West 92nd Street and that he went on to establish his reputation for elegant, gracious designs right here on the UWS. Anthony Bellov explores Candela’s Upper West Side architectural roots along West End Avenue, Riverside Drive, and many side streets. We’ll enjoy gorgeous photos of our own local Candela treasures – many landmarked – and discuss the signature design features that typify Candela’s work.
Tuesday, February 25th 6:30-7:45pm 45 W. 67th Street LW! Partner+ members get 2-for-1!
It’s cold out! Come warm up with some sizzling UWS historic scandals, including the most celebrated brothel keeper in New York City history, a case of murder-by-chowder, and a local Prohibition gangster known as the “Clay Pigeon” for his uncanny ability to survive being shot so many times. Speaker Beth Goffe proves that there’s nothing like a bit of the seedy past to make you feel better about the present!
Tuesday, March 3rd 6:30-7:45pm 45 W. 67th Street FREE for LW! members!
Journalist and author Kevin Baker joins LW! to consider how life in New York City is rapidly changing—and not for the better. How most of us are being priced out of living here while almost everything that made the urban experience extraordinary—theaters, shops, restaurants, and every sort of affordable public amenity—is disappearing. In his book, The Fall of a Great American City, New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence, Baker charts just what is happening to us and why (spoiler: landlords play a big part), and what we must fight to save. If you believe that “Those things that we do not value, that we do not actively protect, fade away and die” join the conversation and be part of the solution!
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45 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023