unTRUE Stories

unTRUE Stories

In the mid-1980s, preservation policy in the US and New York City was still nascent.  In comparison to today, New York was a lawless playground for building owners and developers.  The thriving real estate market prompted growth and made demolition appealing.  People...
Terra Cotta Dreamin’

Terra Cotta Dreamin’

Terra Cotta Dreamin’ Tuesday, April 17th, 9:30am-11:00am Terra-Cotta is one of the Upper West Side’s most beloved materials: think the Aztec-inspired terra cotta on the Cliff Dwelling at 96th Street or the richly designed terra cotta panels of Chester...
Happy Grant Day!

Happy Grant Day!

On April 27, 1897, the 75th Anniversary of Ulysses S. Grant’s birth, Grant’s Tomb was dedicated. The occasion was a full public holiday, Grant Day, and attracted a throng of spectators to rival Grant’s funeral twelve years earlier. The dedication day...