Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer

Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer

Walter Shapiro takes us along on a magic carpet ride of his great-uncle’s ever-crooked trajectory through show business, from his early schemes as the loudest talking vaudeville agent on Broadway to his days producing silent movies (with his show-girl wife as the...
Celebrating 150 Years of Emery Roth, Architect of our City

Celebrating 150 Years of Emery Roth, Architect of our City

Emery Roth, born in 1871, was an architect and Hungarian-Jewish immigrant to New York. Roth designed many of the definitive New York City hotels and apartment buildings of the 1920s and 1930s, including the UWS’s Beresford and San Remo, incorporating Beaux-Arts...
Central Park’s Early Statues

Central Park’s Early Statues

Do statues “belong” in historically important landscapes like Central Park? Did Vaux and Olmsted expect statues in the park? NYC public art and monuments expert Michele Bogart says “Yes!” To prove it, she takes us inside the social and...
Ziegfeld’s Girls

Ziegfeld’s Girls

For one spectacular evening we raise the velvet curtains of New York’s infamous theatrical history when authors Nils Hanson and Robert Hudovernik discuss the “Ziegfeld Girls” of Broadway’s Ziegfeld Follies of the early 20th century. Now lost to history, but forever...
McKim, Mead & White: The Early Years

McKim, Mead & White: The Early Years

Everyone starts somewhere-even lauded Starchitects like the trio of McKim, Mead & White. Individually, they were rather undistinguished as young men. How did they ever become the gold standard of American architecture? Architectural historian Prof. Mosette...