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.
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.
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?
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.