Author’s Talk: The Decorated Tenement 

Author’s Talk: The Decorated Tenement 

Thursday, May 9th 7:00-8:00pm  FREE! At Shakespeare & Co. on Broadway The first NYC tenements, which appear by the 1820s, were mostly ramshackle, austere buildings, barely able to contain the thousands of new immigrants arriving daily. By 1885, however, something...
“Manhattan’s Little Secrets” Author’s Talk with John Tauranac

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

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...
The Girl on the Velvet Swing: The Murder of Stanford White

The Girl on the Velvet Swing: The Murder of Stanford White

An aspiring young model arrives in NYC and meets a wealthy, influential man three times her age. He initially plays the role of benefactor, then lures her to his apartment, drugs her, and all goes dark… She goes on to marry an (unstable) millionaire playboy,...