A History in Postcard Images
Slide Lecture and Book Signing


There was much hope and hype in the 1870s and 1880s that the Upper West Side would surpass Fifth Avenue in attracting the well-to-do in the area. A winding boulevard with vistas stretching for miles up and down the river, it was to become home to some of the private residences in New York City. This plan, however, was short lived, as aristocratic New Yorkers did not budge from their mansions on the East Side. Within a generation, the fancy homes and institutions built on Riverside Drive were engulfed in a dramatic redevelopment of the boulevard.

Please join LW! and vintage postcard collector Michael V. Susi (author of the Postcard History Series’ The Upper West Side [2009], and Columbia University and Morningside Heights [2007] from Arcadia Publishing) for a rare glimpse into his personal collection depicting the majestic Riverside Drive.

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 6:00PM

Macaulay Honors College
35 West 67th Street


Tickets are $25
Reservations are Required

Call 212-496-8110 or email landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org

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