Park Avenue in Context:
Film Clips and a Discussion of the Midtown Rezoning
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6:00pm
Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, Between Second and Third Avenues, Manhattan
In this fun program of film clips and commentary, architectural historian John Kriskiewicz will examine Midtown’s Park Avenue, which was transformed in a few short years following the Second World War into an office district of Modernist glass towers. Kriskiewicz will show clips from such notable films as The Best of Everything (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) and discuss the evolution of the avenue and its importance in New York City history and larger popular culture. HDC’s executive director Simeon Bankoff will briefly introduce the recently proposed Midtown rezoning, which has the potential to drastically alter the area with massive new skyscrapers.