Museum Of The City Of New York

The Brian Lehrer Show

Staten Island: Two Views on the Forgotten Borough

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Richard Flanagan, associate professor at the College of Staten Island and co-author of Staten Island: Conservative Bastion in a Liberal City, and Sarah Henry, chief curator at the Museum of the City of New York host of the exhibition From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012, discuss Staten Island's unique social and political history.

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The Bicentennial of the Manhattan Street Grid

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Two hundred years ago, the island of Manhattan was a thriving port city with a rapidly growing population and scattered farms dotting much of the northern part of the island. But even then, city planners knew Manhattan could become one of the great cities in the world. And a great city deserves a great street grid. Today marks the 200th anniversary of that initiative.

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