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Lisa Keller

associate professor of history at Purchase College, SUNY

Lisa Keller appears in the following:

Please Explain: New York Road (and Bridge, Tunnel, and other Place) Names

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences at Columbia University, and Lisa Keller, Associate Professor of History at SUNY Purchase, both editors of The Encyclopedia of New York City, second edition, explain who the people behind the names of familiar tunnels, bridges, and expressways are. From the Van Wyck, the Major Deegan, and the Bruckner to the Kosciusco Bridge, the Holland Tunnel to Tompkins Square Park, Washington Heights, and Astoria.

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The Big Book of New York: Places of Worship

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Learn more about the city Thursdays in December with the editors of The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition. This week, editor Kenneth T. Jackson and executive editor Lisa Keller discuss the city's places of worship. 

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The Big Book of New York: Quiz!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Learn more about the city Thursdays in December with the editors of The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition. This week, test your knowledge of the city in a quiz with the encyclopedia's editor Kenneth T. Jackson and executive editor Lisa Keller. 

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Encyclopedic New York: Bridges & Tunnels

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City is newly published. Hear about some of the tidbits of city lore each week in December. This week: the encyclopedia's editor-in-chief Kenneth T. Jackson and executive editor Lisa Keller talk about bridges and tunnels. 

Event: Reading and discussion of The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition with Kenneth T. Jackson at the Museum of the City of New York at 6:30.  Click here for more info.

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Encyclopedic New York: New Entries

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City (Yale University Press) is newly published. Hear about some of the tidbits of city lore each week in December. This week: executive editor Lisa Keller goes through some of the entries added since the first edition fifteen years ago, from "September 11" to "Pale Male."

What entries would you add to the new edition?

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Your Anecdotal Census: Westchester County

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lisa Keller, associate professor of history at SUNY Purchase, talks about the demographic changes she's seen in the last ten years.  Then Teresita Wisell, associate dean of the Gateway Center at Westchester Community College discusses immigrant communities in Westchester.  Later, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino talks about how demographic changes have influenced politics and policy over the last ten years.

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