Fall and Winter Programs from GVSHP

Our Little Italies: Past, Present, and FutureA lecture with Dr. Jerome Krase Tuesday, October 23Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall239 Thompson Street6:30-8:00 p.m. Free. Reservations required. In this illustrated talk, Prof. Jerry Krase, Murray Koppelman Professor and Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College, discusses the transformation of “Little Italies” throughout the United States. Once vital and vibrant […]

Landmark Lecture Series

Join The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman for its landmark lecture series:At Home In New York City NEW YORK BROWNSTONES: ICONS OF A GREAT CITYTuesday, October 16th at 6:00 pmArchitectural Historian Charles Lockwood, author of the seminal Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House 1783-1929 kicks things off by exploring the architectural, social, […]

You Don't Have To Be Rich To Own A Brownstone – said the 1970s Urban Pioneers

This quote from a 1970s advertisement is just the most recent provocative plum from Charles Lockwood’s unparalled knowledge of the New York City rowhouse. The author of the indispensable Bricks and Brownstone will be speaking at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen on October 16th at 6 pm. He has been described by the […]

Herbert Muschamp Dies

October 3, 2007Herbert Muschamp, 59, Architecture Critic, DiesBy NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF Herbert Muschamp, a writer for The New York Times whose wildly original and often deeply personal reviews made him one of the most influential architecture critics of his generation, died on Tuesday night in Manhattan. He was 59 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was […]

Soul Searching for the City

Is New York losing its soul?Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues Today’s New York City is safer and more economically robust than anyone could have imagined in the gritty 1970s, or even the early 1990s. But there is more to city life than economic success. […]

Learn about Victorian Art

METROPOLITAN CHAPTER of THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY IN AMERICA LECTURETuesday, October 9, 6 PMTrue to Nature: Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand in the 1840s Dr. Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum and author of the catalog “American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876” The confluence of […]

Learn about the architecture of the Garment Center

Building Capitol: The Vernacular Architecture of the Garment DistrictOctober 9th, 6:30 p.m. – Recital Hall CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th StreetFREE. Seating is limited. Admittance will be on a first come, first served basis, no reservations. For more information:visit www.gothamcenter.org or call 212.817.8474. The Garment District is one of the most famous […]

October History Programs at the Staten Island Museum

The Staten Island Museum announces: The new exhibition… This Was Our Paradise: Spanish Camp-1929 to Today October 12, 2007-January 13, 2008Opening reception: Friday, October 12th, 6pm-8pm. The story of a unique summer bungalow community as it flourished and met its end. Oral history, vintage photos, and a poignant photo essay by Michael Falco Lunch and […]

Albert Ledner: Buildings for the National Maritime Union

DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State sponsored lecture Tuesday, September 25, 6:30pm Knoll, Inc.76 Ninth Avenue, 11th floor (W. 15th) Between 1954 and 1967 Albert C. Ledner, AIA, designed 14 projects for the National Maritime Union. Four were built in New York; all are expressive mid-century modern. In 2003 the dormitory building was reborn as the signature Maritime […]

Learn about one of NoHo's most imposing landmarks

From Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, http://www.gvshp.org/ Lecture with Author Irene Tichenor on the DeVinne Press BuildingTuesday, September 25th6:30pm-8:00pmThird Street Music School235 East 11th StreetFree. Reservations Required.RSVP: 212-475-9585 x 35 or [email protected] Known as “the Fortress” in its heyday, the massive brick and terra cotta building on the northeast corner of Lafayette and Fourth […]