Kara Schlichting's book New York Recentered: Building the Metropolisfrom the Shore offers a novel way of understanding our city. Such projects as Flushing Meadows and the Harlem River define the city in ways similar to the creation of Central Park or the highway, bridges, and urban renewal projects of Robert Moses. Kara Schlichting is an Assistant Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY. She earned her PhD from Rutgers University in 2014. Her work in late-19th and 20th-century American History sits at the intersection of urban, environmental, and political history, with a particular focus on property regimes and regional planning in greater New York City. Her new research on tideland property development investigates how legal theory, coastal resiliency planning, and land politics shape American waterfronts.
Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30pm Hostelling International-NY 891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street) All are welcome to this free presentation.
Free Walking Tours of Historic Bloomingdale Explore the History of the Upper West Side between W. 96th and W. 110th Streets Led by Renowned Local Historian Jim Mackin November 17, 2019 (Sun) at 1pm December 22, 2019 (Sun) at 1pm Meet at Hostelling International-NY 891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street More info 212-666-9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org sponsored by the Columbus/Amsterdam BID and Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group