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15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003 United States

March 2018

All the Single Ladies: “Women’s Only” Buildings in Early 20th Century NYC

March 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003 United States

Historian Nina Harkrader leads a discussion of "all the single ladies" who bravely forged new paths for women in early-20th-century New York City. We'll explore the women's only homes designed to offer "good moral surroundings" for young ladies, the hotels that provided independence and lady-like comforts for “business women,” and get a taste of what it might have been like to make one's way through New York City in the heady, early years of the 1900s.

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April 2019

The Once and Future Penn Station

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003 United States
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The Once and Future Penn Station – Penn Station becomes Moynihan Station When first built, New York's Pennsylvania Station was the largest train station in the world. In 1963 the ax of progress fell transforming it into the much-maligned subterranean labyrinth of today incapable of processing the 650,000 commuters it deals with daily. Now a new 145,000 ft Moynihan Station is taking root across the street in the Farrell Post office while the question remains: What will happen to Penn…

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