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New York Now Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Check-in: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hunt: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closing Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Open House New York challenges you to show how much you know about New York’s recent past!

A lot has changed in New York City since the first Open House New York Weekend took place on October 11 and 12, 2003. From the High Line and Hudson Yards to Citibike and the Second Avenue Subway, the city and our experience of it has changed dramatically over the past fifteen years. 40,000 new buildings were built, 450 miles of new bike lanes were laid, and more than a third of New York’s neighborhoods were rezoned.

Through it all, Open House New York was there, opening doors and giving New Yorkers access to the changing city. Now Open House New York invites you to test your knowledge about this vibrant and volatile period in New York’s history! To celebrate the 15th anniversary of OHNY Weekend, Open House New York has organized a citywide scavenger hunt of recent architecture, planning, and development. Travel the five boroughs while answering clues that send you to New York’s most breathtaking new buildings. Relive some of the city’s most heated preservation battles and uncover the policies and politics that shaped contemporary New York. Join us in celebrating a city that remains the greatest metropolis in the world!

To learn more about how the hunt works, click here.

Closing Reception Hosted by

Registration
$35 per person. Advance registration is required, and early registration is encouraged as the number of participating teams is limited.

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From Veranda Magazine:

Aaron Burr’s West Village Home Is for Sale

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The Women Who Made New York


Julie Scelfo

Author Event
Thursday April 06, 2017 7:00 PM
(History, Cultural Studies)
Event Description
Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. But that’s not the whole story. Julie Scelfo reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made NYC the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists; others were icons and iconoclasts. Some led quiet lives, but were influential. Scelfo reinvigorates not just New York’s history but its very identity.

Special Instructions
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Books can be purchased after signing. If you have questions or concerns, email crm19792@bn.com or ask a bookseller for more information. facebook.com/bnupperwestside

82nd & Broadway

2289 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
212-362-8835

Store Hours:

9-10 Every Day

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From the e-newsletter of the Committee To Save Mt. Manresa:

Don’t miss the latest report on our North Shore Watchlist…properties that have zoning issues, or historical sites at risk.     Don’t forget to sign our petition to Landmark St. Mary.  If you have a special connection to the church, please leave a comment about What St. Mary’s means to you. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/landmark-st-mary-church?mailing_id=37146&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=237480
STATEN ISLAND REAL-TIME NEWS

Development concerns: 10 properties North Shore residents are keeping an eye on Updated March 12, 2017 
Lessons learned from Mount Manresa

Members of the Committee to Save Mount Manresa say they  learned a harsh lesson when Mount Manresa was sold to developers to build townhouses.

The organization has received feedback from other North Shore residents both at Community Board 1 meetings and at other forums, and has compiled a North Shore “watch list” for properties that could be ideal for developers.

“These are properties of concern — they have either historical significance or they are large properties that are not properly zoned,” said Barbara Sanchez of the Committee to Save Mount Manresa.

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Coast Guard in Rosebank

Located in Rosebank off Bay Street on 1 Anchor Place is the U.S. Coast Guard Station. While many think the Coast Guard will never move, some North Shore residents believe there’s no guarantee.

“City Planning says the Coast Guard isn’t planning to go anywhere….but that’s what everyone said about Mount Manresa….After Mount Manresa we are very sensitive to these large properties,” Sanchez said.

(Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)

St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s Church in Rosebank is one of the oldest churches on Staten Island. “It’s a large part of Rosebank history,” Sanchez, noting that St. Mary’s Church is zoned R4, which means that the property could be sold to developers for any type of housing.

Many North Shore residents would like to see the church landmarked, as it is an architectural focal point in Rosebank, with its prominent tower visible for miles around.

(Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)

Bayley Seton campus

The Salvation Army announced in March 2016 that its proposal for the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, to be built on a portion of the old Bayley Seton Hospital that it purchased in 2009, was not financially viable.  Borough President James Oddo, who fought hard for the Kroc Center, has said his office plans to pursue constructing some other Salvation Army center on the property.

North Shore residents still express concern that the portion of the former hospital campus could be sold off to developers for large-scale housing.

(Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)

Former Sun Chemical

The former Sun Chemical site in Rosebank, which closed its doors in January 2008, may become the site of future back-to-back attached townhouses, according to the Office of the Borough President.

According to Sun Chemical, the property is “under a sale agreement” with 2846 Partners LLC. The property will first have to be rezoned from manufacturing to residential. While the property was remediated to clean up toxic materials that had seeped into the ground over the decades the plant was in operation, Oddo and others in the community question whether it is still hazardous for homeowners.…

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Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday Through Sunday, March 9th-March 12th.

Over 200 American and International Exhibitors.

Preview

Thur March 9  5-9pm

Open Hours

Fri March 10    noon-8pm

Sat March 11    noon-7pm

Sun March 12  noon-5pm

Discovery Day, Sunday, 1pm-3pm

Bring a treasure to be evaluated by our experts! Free with paid admission to the Fair.

Ticket Prices

Preview Pass

$50 (includes one daily re-admission)

Daily Admission $25

Students $10 (with valid ID)

Student tickets only available at the door

Run of Show: $40

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York
Between 66/67 Streets

 The Armory’s 55,000 square foot drill hall, reminiscent of the original Grand Central Depot and the great train sheds of Europe, remains one of the largest unobstructed spaces of its kind in New York. A marvel of engineering in its time, it was designed by Regiment veteran and architect Charles W. Clinton, later a partner of Clinton & Russell, architects of the Apthorp Apartments and the famed, now demolished, Astor Hotel.

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100 Dealers of Rare & vintage books, ephemera, fine art prints, antique photography, manuscripts, posters, and “all things paper”.

Brooklyn Expo Center

Friday 5-9pm

Saturday 11am-7pm

Sunday 11am-5pm

79 Franklin st. Greenpoint, Bklyn

http://www.brooklynbookfair.com…

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from a facebook posting by Virginia N. Sherry:

“Got word today that my proposed multimedia project — “Walk Back into History: 4 Centuries of Staten Island’s Architectural Treasures” — received one of the 2017 Premier Grants from Staten Island Arts. (These grants are funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.)

Thrilled– will begin the work next month!

Wow! Thanks for the feedback!”

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from NYPL:

The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated, Comprehensive Record of New York City’s Historic Buildings, with Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, chairwoman of New York State Council on the Arts and author of 23 books.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Program Locations:

Fully accessible to wheelchairs
First come, first served

This illustrated lecture showcases New York City’s architectural history and richness, surveying a broad range of styles and building types: colonial farmhouses, Gilded Age mansions, churches, schools, libraries, museums, and the great twentieth-century skyscrapers that are recognized throughout the world.

Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.

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Historical Lantern-Light Tour of St. Paul’s Chapel & Churchyard

October 27 and 28
6pm, 7pm, and 8pm
St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway and Fulton Street

Note: Reservations for this event are no longer being accepted.

Come explore the oldest church building in Manhattan and churchyard containing the final resting place of Revolutionary War heroes, early New York citizens, and a few interesting characters. The graves tell the story of the city from colonial times onward.

Highlights include: John Bailey, who made George Washington’s battle sword; Elizabeth Franklin, Ben Franklin’s daughter-in-law; actor George Frederick Cooke (but not his head); a pair of Irish freedom fighters, McNevin and Emmett. You’ll also hear about the New York you no longer see in the churchyard, including the St. Paul’s Chapel Girls’ School and an early firehouse.

St. Paul’s Chapel has recently undergone an extensive restoration, bringing it closer to its original look, and has reopened in time to celebrate its 250th anniversary. This lantern-lit tour of the church and grounds will be followed by refreshments.

RSVP required. Please use the form below. MAX 30 people registered in each time slot per day. You will receive an email confirming your registration within 24 hours. Please arrive fifteen minutes early for your scheduled tour.

 

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