Spaghetti City

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The owners of SD26 and Di Palo’s Fine Foods discuss the range of Italian cuisine. Then, we’ll take a look at gentrification in New York City and whether there ever were so-called authentic urban neighborhoods. At the turn of the last century, the city experienced an architectural flourishing, with immigrant craftsman making beautiful works of art for tenements and row houses. We’ll find out why the Brooklyn Museum’s collection of these works is being auctioned off.

The Art of Italian Food

Tony May, owner of SD26, and Louis Di Palo, co-owner of the famed Di Palo Fine Foods on Grand Street, discuss Italian cuisine.

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Gentrification and Its Discontents

Benjamin Schwartz looks at the untenable ideal of the authentic urban neighborhood and what it means when gentrification changes the city.

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Ghosts of New York

John Freeman Gill and art dealer and collector Ivan Karp discuss the changing city and the disappearance of the architectural sculpture that once thrived in New York.  

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