A History of New York in 101 Objects

APR 08, 2015 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C200: Proshansky Auditorium

WHEN:

April 08, 2015: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

CONTACT INFO:

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

The Gotham Center for NYC History

Description

Sam Roberts tells the history of America's great metropolis through 101 objects, combining the iconic, the unusual, and the scrumptious--mastodon tusks, oysters, wooden water barrels, elevator brakes, Checker cabs, black-and-white cookies--in a fascinating look at the items that he believes epitomize the Big Apple. Inspired by A History of the World in 101 Objects, Robert's new book collects the fifty articles he wrote for the New York Times, plus the added suggestions of readers. Unique and whimsical, it is a beautiful chronicle that will rekindle memories and enrich your mind.