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Sunday, April 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm |  free
Turning Water Into Money: Aaron Burr’s Manhattan Company
The story of Burr’s maneuverings to found a bank (now JP Morgan Chase) by pretending to meet New York City’s urgent need for clean water is one of the more colorful sidebars of our water supply history. In this 175th anniversary year of the Old Croton Aqueduct, learn how Burr pulled it off, Alexander Hamilton’s ambiguous role, and the consequences of Burr’s ruse for the emerging metropolis.
The Warner Library  –  121 North Broadway, Tarrytown

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  |  1:00 pm |  free
Winter Talks: City on a Grid – How New York Became New York
The Manhattan street grid has been called “a disaster” of urban planning and “the most courageous act of prediction in Western Civilization”. In other words, you either love it or hate it. Join Gerard Koeppel as he relates the history of this uniquely New York marvel through his most recent book.
Battery Park City Parks
6 River Terrace – New York, NY, 10282

TNYPLuesday, January 17, 2017  |  6:30 pm
From Mannahatta to Manhattan: Four Centuries In the Life of An Island City
Panel, moderated by the New York Times’ Sam Roberts, on Manhattan’s past four centuries in three phases—unbuilt, building, built—and what may be ahead
Panelists: Eric Sanderson, Gerard Koeppel, and Jason Barr.
New York Public Library – Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue – New York, NY, 10016


Tuesday, September 27  | 6:30 – 8:00pm
City on a Grid Book Talk
Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation
Westbeth Community Room
155 Bank Street, between West Street and Washington Street
New York, NY 10014       VIDEO

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Lecture and Book Signing
Larchmont Avenue Church, Russell Hall
60 Forest Park Avenue, Larchmont


Thursday, February 18, 2016  | 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT
Usdan University Center Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room)

Thursday, February 25, 2016  |  6:00-7:30 pm
Meet the Author / Book Signing
Martayan Lan Fine Antique Maps, Atlases, and Globes
70 East 55th Street – New York City
More information and  Watch on YouTube

palmbeachThursday, February 4, 2016  |  2:00 pm
Lecture / Book Signing
Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
311 Peruvian Avenue – Palm Beach, Florida 33480
WEBSITE  (free to members; non-members $20)


Wednesday, January 20, 2016  |  12 noon
Lecture on “City on a Grid”
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Tickets $25.00

NYPLMonday, January 25, 2016  |  6:30 pm
Illustrated Lecture
New York Public Library – Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue – New York, NY, 10016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016  |  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Book Talk
The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place – New York, NY 10280
WATCH on YouTube


Friday, December 4  |  8:20 – 11:59pm
@ Livestream Public
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237
WEBSITE     VIDEO  (GK’s presentation starts at  minute 24, after the lady orgasm toy presenter)


Tuesday, November 17  |  7:00 pm

Book Presentation & Signing
Word Bookstore, Brooklyn
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
RSVP encouraged


Thursday, November 19  |  6:00 pm
Book Presentation & Signing
Anderson’s Book Shop
96 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY
914-834-6900  WEBSITE

muscitynylogo_lgTuesday November 10, 2015  |  6:30 pm

MY CITY BOOK CLUB | City on a Grid: How New York Became New York

Ticket Prices: Free for Museum members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public
if you are not a MCNY member with free admission, use discount code MCBC3 for $10 tickets (instead of $16)

Writeup in  Les ArchitecturesWhere does this grid come from anyway?”       READ

andrewgreeneventSunday  November 8, 2015  |  1:00 pm

13th Annual Andrew H. Green Tribute Ceremony – Guest Speaker
Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench, inside Central Park at about 105 Street (map and directions below)
Free. No reservations required. Invite your friends!
More information


Friday November 6, 2015  |  7:00 pm

Book Lecture for the Irvington Historical Society  [ open event ] at Main Street School auditorium
101 Main Street, Irvington, NY
Article in the Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch

newamsthistctr_logoMonday October 26, 2015  |  6:30 to 8:30PM

New York City and Water:  A Historical Perspective
CUNY Graduate Center  |  365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
RSVP to:    (space is limited)