Learn the History Behind Manhattan’s Cityscape with NYC Municipal Archives for Free Virtual Event ~ Lunch & Learn




Join the New York City Municipal Archives on Tuesday, January 24th from 1-2pm for a virtual event: Lunch & Learn: How Manhattan’s Cityscape Was Remade After WWII, transforming it into both a world city and one mired in urban crisis. The recent opening of Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center paid tribute to San Juan Hill, the community that was razed to make way for this cultural landmark back in the late 1950’s. Reserve a spot online.

How did iconic projects like Lincoln Square actually come to be? Cultural historian Samuel Zipp, author of Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York, will offer insights and forgotten stories that augment the conventional histories of urban renewal. This is a Free Event.

*Zoom access information will be emailed before the event. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A

More on Lincoln Center including #YourVoices by Es Devlin and the opening of David Geffen Hall.