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July 2015

Historic House Workshop

July 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Free

Whether you live uptown or downtown, chances are you may live in a building that is a century old, or older. You never know... LW! staff will lead you through the basics of research to learn more about the space you live in, and how it may (or may not!) have changed over time. We will explore building research through tax photos, I-Cards, insurance maps, and NYPL digital gallery materials, among more.

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February 2016

Continuing Education: Zoning 101

February 25, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join LW! for a full day workshop: "Zoning 101"  Ideal for Real Estate Professionals  -- Approved for 7.5 hours Real Estate Continuing Education Credit   -- This seminar is designed for brokers who are looking to gain an understanding of New York City Zoning regulations, how zoning has evolved and continues to change, and how zoning affects neighborhoods.  Expert speakers will discuss the history of land-use regulations and the overlap of zoning and historic preservation, with a focus on contextual zoning (designed…

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March 2016

Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City

March 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Affordable Housing in New York:  The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City Book Talk with Nicholas Dagen Bloom & Matthew Gordon Lasner -- Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:30 to 8:00 PM  Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street -- $10 for LW! members & students, $20 for non-members RSVP required (space is limited!) landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org or call (212) 496-8110 Reservations available online via Eventbrite -- Please join us for a book signing after the talk! -- Affordable Housing in New York, edited by Nicholas…

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May 2016

Continuing Education: “Preservation 101”

May 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join LW! for a full day workshop: "Preservation 101" Ideal for Real Estate Professionals (Approved for 7.5 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit)  -- The more you know about historic buildings, the easier it is to sell them!   -- Back by popular demand!  This seminar is designed for brokers who buy and sell properties in historic districts. Expert speakers will discuss the history of development of the Upper West Side, working with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and regulatory aspects of…

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October 2016

Streets for People: Making Streets with Vision Zero

October 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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$5

WE'VE ALL grown up in the age of the automobile. For Archtober 2016, CNU NYC Chair John Massengale, co-author of Street Design, The Secret to Great Cities and Streets, will lead a discussion on how to make New York City streets better for pedestrians and cyclists. Not just safer, but places where we want to get out of our cars and enjoy city life. $5 Admission. $7.50 Prosecco.

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November 2016

Documenting LGBT History: A Presentation by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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The 1969 Stonewall rebellion is largely regarded as the catalyst for the modern LGBT rights movement in the US. However, vibrant communities all over the city were making their mark on New York's civil rights, arts, and cultural scene. On the Upper West Side, the Continental Baths, perhaps the most famous gay bathhouse in the country, opened in 1968 in the basement of the Ansonia building at Broadway and W. 73rd. Live entertainment at the Continental included, most famously, Bette…

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December 2016

7.5 hrs Continuing Education: “Preservation 101”

December 7, 2016
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join LW! for a full day workshop: "Preservation 101" Ideal for Real Estate Professionals (Approved for 7.5 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit) Need more Continuing Education credits before year's end? Have fun learning about historic New York buildings while you earn credits. Plus-the more you know about historic buildings, the easier it is to sell them! This seminar (back by popular demand!) is designed for brokers who buy and sell properties in historic districts. Expert speakers will discuss…

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April 2017

Fair Housing PLUS Mansions of Riverside Drive: Continuing Ed courses for Brokers & Others

April 24, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Continuing Education for Brokers--Take BOTH or EITHER course: Fundamentals of Fair Housing Approved for 3 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit Historic Mansions of Riverside Drive Walking Tour Approved for 3 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit It's Back! Landmark West's seminar for brokers who buy and sell properties in historic districts is here to help you meet your mandatory 3 hours on Fair Housing -- plus enjoy a talk + walking tour of the Mansions of Riverside…

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September 2017

The Cinematic Cityscape of Woody Allen: The Wild Wild West Side on Film

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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The Cinematic Cityscape of Woody Allen: The Wild Wild West Side on Film Thursday, September 14th, 6:30-8:00pm Woody Allen’s uniquely romantic and comically inventive use of the Upper West Side and its charms is at the thematic heart of some of his most iconic NYC films, including Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Hannah and Her Sisters. From the fabulous façades of the Ansonia and Alwyn Court to rambling Upper West Side interiors (oh those libraries!), it is clear that the UWS…

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October 2017

From Gangs to Ghostbusters: The Wild Wild West Side on Film

October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Thursday, October 26th, 6:30-8:00pm From Gangs to Ghostbusters: The Wild Wild West Side on Film The second in a series featuring clips from iconic films and filmmakers that use the equally iconic locations of the Upper West Side to tell their stories. In this cinematic stroll, we will explore the ways in which the beloved and identifiable locations of Manhattan’s Upper West Side have given it a starring role in so many films. Both timeless and reflective of dynamic cultural change, the…

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January 2018

Architecture of the UWS: Flemish Revival PLUS the Development of Bloomingdale Village

January 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Wednesday, January 24 9:30 am-12:30 pm *Brokers! approved for 3.0 continuing ed credit hours* Brokers have cheered architectural historians Tom Miller and Anthony Bellov for bringing to life the history, buildings, and fascinating people of the early Upper West Side. This program–perfect for anyone interested in historic properties and neighborhoods–pairs them for a big screen “virtual tour” of today’s Bloomingdale blocks and Flemish Revival gems, highlighting remarkable architectural examples that define our distinctive Upper West Side neighborhood. REGISTER HERE

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February 2018

“The Man With the Sawed-Off Leg And Other Tales of a New York Block”: Author’s Talk with Daniel J. Wakin

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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LW! Partner-level Members get 2-for-1 Tickets!*  Join LW! for a fascinating evening where history, crime, and architecture collide. Author and New York Times editor Dan Wakin will discuss the roots of researching and writing his first novel–set in houses he passes every day in his UWS neighborhood. Period photos and rare video and audio clips will take us back in time to share the streets with an eclectic collection of Upper West Siders: a vicious crew of hoodlums who carried…

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March 2018

Famous (and Infamous) Above 96th Street

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Every block has its secrets. Travel up(town) and back (in time) with master storyteller Anthony Bellov, who takes us behind the façades and deep into the provocative stories and nitty gritty tales of life above 96th Street. Historic buildings link us to an earlier era and the people who headlines–and sometimes made history. Enjoy an evening in Old New York, set in the historic upper Manhattan blocks and buildings where traces of the city’s best and most beautiful can still be…

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April 2018

Terra Cotta Dreamin’ PLUS The 1970s and the Wild, Wild Upper Westside

April 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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BROKERS: This course approved for 3.0 hours of continuing education credits! Tuesday, April 17th, 9:30am-12:30pm Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th Street  2nd Floor Screening Room What was it REALLY like on the UWS in the 1970s? Award-winning architect and preservationist Joseph Pell Lombardi knows, and will share his exciting tales of revival and rejuvenation from the days when the Upper West Side was truly "the Wild West". By the late 1940s on the UWS, aging housing stock, landlord neglect, and pressure…

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May 2018

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

May 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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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, who, when she confides in him about the assault, shoots and kills her “benefactor” in a crowded theater. A sensational trial ensues. Newspapers can’t get enough of the tale of the model and the two…

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August 2018

An Evening with The Opera House Filmmaker Susan Froemke

August 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, August 21st 6:30-7:45pm Macaulay Honors College 35 W. 67th Street Award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke and producer Muffie Meyer take us deep behind the history of their acclaimed documentary, The Opera House. The film, which chronicles the complex 50+ year saga of the creation of the Metropolitan Opera’s home at Lincoln Center, surveys a remarkable period of the Met’s history and a time of great change for both the city and the Upper West Side. But just how does one tell…

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September 2018

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

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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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 around every corner. Come explore history hidden in plain sight on the Upper West Side! Do you know where to find actual stones from the dungeon where Joan of Arc was held? An ancient symbol of Christianity on an apartment…

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October 2018

LW! Author’s Talk: “We Are Staying” by Jen Rubin in conversation with Amy Harmon of the New York Times

October 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“We Are Staying”: Author Jen Rubin in conversation with Amy Harmon of the New York Times Monday, October 15th 6:30pm-7:45pm For eighty years, Radio Clinic (R.C.I.), a family-owned and run appliance and electronics shop, was a fixture on the corner of 98th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side. When the 1977 blackout hit New York City, looters broke into the store, leaving the shelves bare. But Radio Clinic’s owner, Alan Rubin, wouldn’t consider giving up, posting a simple,…

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“Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles”: LW! Author’s Talk with Fran Leadon

October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles” A LW! Author’s Talk with Fran Leadon Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th Street   Partner-level Members Get 2-for-1 Tickets! Broadway, as locals all know, is much more than just the few blinding blocks of Times Square. On the Upper West Side, it is the heart of commerce and transportation, the historic Boulevard and Bloomingdale Road. In his latest book, architect Fran Leadon takes us along our own UWS blocks…

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November 2018

History of the UWS Apartment House PLUS A-round Columbus Circle

November 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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History of the UWS Apartment House PLUS A-round Columbus Circle  **2 Great Programs in 1 Afternoon for 3.0 hours of Brokers Continuing Ed Credits!** Thursday, November 29th, 1:00pm-4:30pm (must attend both to receive credits) Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th Street  2nd Floor Screening Room Part 1: History of the Upper West Side Apartment House with Tom Miller When the Dakota was built in 1884, it was the first luxury apartment house on the Upper West Side.  It stood alone for…

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History of the UWS Apartment House PLUS A-round Columbus Circle

November 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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History of the UWS Apartment House PLUS A-round Columbus Circle Thursday, November 29th 1:00pm-4:30pm  35 W. 67th Street 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner-level Members. 3.0 Credits for Brokers A “Two-fer” afternoon! Landmark West! brings back social historian Tom Miller (aka the “Daytonian in Manhattan”) to spotlight the Upper West Side’s iconic apartment architecture and culture. From 1pm-2:30pm he’ll take us on a fascinating journey from tenements to French flats, residence hotels to transitional hotel-to-apartment buildings. Learn how laws guaranteeing light and…

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January 2019

The Many Lives of Riverside Park

January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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From rail yards to court yards; the Boat Basin to the Power Broker; and the yacht club to the First Lady, we’ll dive into the history of Riverside Park!  Lucie Levine, founder of Archive on Parade, brings the past vividly to life, weaving together the history –and the many lives– of our “other” great park to the West.

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February 2019

PANIC!! Crises, Hoaxes and Fake News that Rocked 19th c. New York

February 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Think we’ve got it bad today? 19th century NYC was littered with hoaxes, tall tales, ultra-fake news–and the masses who fell for it all. Social historian Tom Miller (aka the Daytonian in Manhattan blogger) reaches into his mesmerizing bag o’ history to bring us tales of giant man-bats, sapphire temples and city streets overtaken by wild animals.

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Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce

February 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, February 12th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th Street 2-for-1 Tickets for Partner-level Members! Author Constance Rosenblum introduces us to one of America’s most talked-about personalities, Peggy Hopkins Joyce. Although little remembered today, Peggy was the quintessential gold digger: think Anna Nicole Smith meets Kim Kardashian in the 1920’s. A Ziegfeld Girl and occasional stage and film actress, Peggy had no discernible talent besides glamorous looks and a flair for self-promotion. She did manage to find “love” with several millionaires and even…

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Candela on the Upper West Side

February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Anthony Bellov (a LW! fan favorite) explores Rosario Candela’s Upper West Side architectural roots. We’ll enjoy gorgeous photos of our own local Candela treasures - many landmarked - and discuss the signature design features that typify Candela's work, all told in Mr. Bellov's inimitable style, bringing people, periods, and buildings to life as few can. Come see what the latest city-wide exhibitions missed – Candela on the Upper West Side is a must-attend! TICKETS

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March 2019

Home Sweet Mansion

March 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Home Sweet Mansion: A Peek into the Domestic Lives of Gilded Age New Yorkers  Tuesday, March 5th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th Street 2-for-1 Tickets for Partner-level Members! It was good to be a prosperous New Yorker in the late 19th century: beautiful clothing, expensive furnishings, well-kept parlors, and tables laden with food. But someone had to do the hard work of actually cooking and cleaning, and it certainly wasn’t the prosperous New Yorker. Esther Crain, founder of Ephemeral New York, offers a peek…

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Home Sweet Mansion: A Peek into the Domestic Lives of Gilded Age New Yorkers

March 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, March 5th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th Street SOLD OUT It was good to be a prosperous New Yorker in the late 19th century: beautiful clothing, expensive furnishings, well-kept parlors, and tables laden with food. But someone had to do the hard work of actually cooking and cleaning, and it certainly wasn’t the prosperous New Yorker. Esther Crain, founder of Ephemeral New York, offers a peek at just how the upper classes navigated the domestic side of life—and how a staff of…

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Honeybee Hotel

March 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Honeybee Hotel Tuesday, March 12th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th Street 2-for-1 Tickets for Partner-level Members! Spring is just around the corner! Think rooftop gardens, urban apiaries, and millions of bees traversing the city in search of new blooms. Leslie Day, author of Honeybee Hotel: The Waldorf Astoria’s Rooftop Garden and the Heart of NYC,  is our guide to the booming urban beekeeping culture that exists in New York City–and she starts at the top, at the iconic Manhattan landmark that is the…

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Candela on the Upper West Side

March 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Wednesday, March 27th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th Street Encore! New Date Added! Anthony Bellov (a LW! fan favorite) explores Rosario Candela’s Upper West Side architectural roots. We’ll enjoy gorgeous photos of our own local Candela treasures – many landmarked – and discuss the signature design features that typify Candela’s work, all told in Mr. Bellov’s inimitable style, bringing people, periods, and buildings to life as few can. Come see what the latest city-wide exhibitions missed – Candela on the Upper West…

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April 2019

From Farmlands to Fairway AND UWS Renovation & Preservation

April 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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From Farmlands to Fairway: Development of the UWS Wednesday, April 17th 5:00-6:30pm  One of our city’s most knowledgeable and thoroughly engaging historians, Mosette Broderick, time-travels us back through the real estate development of the Upper West Side like few others can. Understand who built what where and when in a fast-moving, photo-packed talk that swings from the earliest days of the UWS through the various eras that brought us brownstone row houses and soaring apartment houses. Upper West Side Renovation…

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September 2019

“American Venus: A Path from Fame to Ruin” with Tom Miller

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, September 24th 6:30-7:45pm   35 W. 67th Street She was everywhere, and more than 100 years later, she is still a New York City fixture: “The Perfect Woman”, “Miss Manhattan”, “American Venus”. If you have walked Riverside Park, Columbus Circle, Strauss Park, and Grand Army Plaza, you have seen her. Her real name was Audrey Munson, and for a short while, her figure and classical beauty personified the Beaux-Arts ideal of womanhood. Famous sculptors of the early 1900’s flocked to…

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October 2019

CANCELLED: UWS’s UnSung Neighbor, Billie Holiday

October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Please note that this event has been CANCELLED due to speaker family emergency.

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EgyptOmania with “Mr. Mummy” Dr. Bob Brier

October 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, October 29th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th St. Special 2-for-1 Tickets for LW! Partner+ Members! Dr. Bob Brier, one of the world’s foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology, excavates the events that fanned the flames of Egyptomania from the late 1800s through the 1930s. He’ll dig deep into New York’s own “Nile style” in fashion, art, film and design. From Cleopatra’s Needle to 1920’s gilded movie palaces ornamented with Egyptian motifs, join this expedition to unearth the architectural homages to…

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November 2019

Boss Tweed: New York’s Corruption King

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Tuesday, November 19th 6:30-7:45pm  35 W. 67th St. 19th-century New York City was ruled by a turbulent combination of money and politics that came together, notoriously, in the infamous Tammany Hall and William M. “Boss” Tweed. His very name has become synonymous with the stereotypical political fat-cat. His corruption was total. His takings were immense. And his reputation is legendary. Social historian Keith Taillon takes us on a deep dive into Gilded Age NYC police corruption and Tammany Hall influence…

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January 2020

Nora Ephron’s Magical Manhattan on Film

January 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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In this magical film-based presentation, Paula Uruburu takes us on a tour of a city transformed through filmmaker Nora Ephron’s unique lens. We’ll spot some of the city’s most beloved landmarks in Ephron’s iconic New York films-You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and more-and will look back on films where the Upper West Side is as much a character as its enchanted inhabitants. TICKETS

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“The Upper West Side from the Air” with John Tauranac

January 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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"The Upper West Side from the Air" with John Tauranac Tuesday, January 28th, 6:30-7:45pm Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th Street 2nd Fl. Screening Room From the ground, New York City is a bustling, hectic streetscape. Seen from the air, it's an exotic, uncluttered, beautiful place. John Tauranac takes us airborne (virtually) to enjoy a truly spectacular UWS photo tour from above, compliments of his partnership with world-renowned aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand on the gorgeous book New York From the Air: A Story of…

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February 2020

Television City: A History of Filming on the UWS

February 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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You know that a myriad of iconic shows have been set in the neighborhood (hi, Seinfeld!) But did you know that even more have been filmed here? From daytime soaps to late night legends; old CBS studios to new PBS outposts, Lucie Levine looks at the Upper West Side through the lens of a TV camera, exploring the neighborhood’s long history as New York’s television city. TICKETS

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March 2020

The Fall of a Great American City

March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Journalist and author Kevin Baker joins LW! to consider how life in New York City is rapidly changing—and not for the better. How most of us are being priced out of living here while almost everything that made the urban experience extraordinary—theaters, shops, restaurants, and every sort of affordable public amenity—is disappearing.

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Single Story Project

March 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W 67th St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
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In NYC, the 1-story building is practically an endangered species. Between 2015 and 2019, professional photographer Adam Friedberg documented every single-story building in the East Village and the Lower East Side. A longtime East Village resident, he noticed how quickly these most humble structures were disappearing, a reflection of the rapid development and gentrification of the neighborhood. He came to understand that not only were the buildings being sold, but an entire, primarily working-class, economy (workshops, garages, fast food joints)…

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