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Storefronts and Stories: A Talk with Photographers James and Karla Murray
Monday, November 23, Book Talk at 5:30pm
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway between 25th & 26th Streets
Free, but RSVP encouraged. Call 212.228.2781 or email us to register.
Books will be available for purchase and signature by the authors.
Join the Neighborhood Preservation Center and Rizzoli Bookstore for an evening with photographers James and Karla Murray to celebrate the publication of STORE FRONT II. A History Preserved: The Disappearing Face of New York. They will be interviewed by Karen Loew of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
James and Karla Murray have been capturing memorable images from the streets of New York City since the 1990s. STORE FRONT II chronicles their continued efforts to document a little-known but vitally important cross-section of New York's "mom and pop" economy. In conversation with urbanist Karen Loew whose efforts have focused on small business preservation,they will discuss their work, the role of small businesses in the fabric of New York City's neighborhoods, the growing corporate culture of the city, and most of all - the fascinating stories of the people behind the store fronts. #StoreFrontsAndStories
Book Talk: St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street
Thursday, December 3. Doors open at 6pm, Book Talk at 6:30pm
Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street
Free, but space is limited; RSVP is encouraged. Call 212.228.2781 or email us.
Books will be available for purchase and signature by the author.
Author and Journalist Ada Calhoun will talk about her new book, St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street, and the history, people, and stories that make St. Marks the hippest street in America.
" I love this funny, sad, amazing book. From the Peter Stuyvesants to Emma Goldmans to Janis Joplins, to the Richard Hells and the Phoebe Legers, Manic Panic and places to buy Quaaludes and vintage shoes. St. Marks Place is the most interest street in the world, because it doesn't try to be. It's abnormal and impossible and ugly and sexy and annoying and inspiring. And the story was written by a St. Marks child, which is probably the only way it could've been told. " — Colin Quinn
Ada Calhoun has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Time, and The New York Post as a crime reporter. She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and a collaborator on multiple New York Times bestsellers. Ada was raised in the East Village on St. Marks Place and in 2014 proved her neighborhood history chops winning the annual Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt. #StMarksIsDead
Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice
day, December 8, 6-8:30pm
Free but registration is required. Register here.
The Neighborhood Preservation Center is pleased one of the sponsors of a free pubic event Legacy City Preservation: A National Conversation on Innovation + Practice organized by the Legacy Cities Partnership at The American Assembly, the Preservation Rightsizing Network, the Cleveland Restoration Society, the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, the Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs, and the event host Rutgers University - Newark.
The event will celebrate the release of Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities and showcase the breadth of work underway in legacy cities to make them more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable while preserving their heritage. After an overview of the Action Agenda and work underway in Newark, a lineup of leading practitioners will highlight innovative preservation projects that are revitalizing legacy cities through a series of Pecha Kucha-style talks. For more information visit the event website. #legacycitypres
2015: 50th Anniversary of the Landmarks Law Celebrations
Landmarks50 is organizing events throughout the year to celebrate the passing of the Landmarks Law in 1965. Visit their website to learn more and see upcoming events.