Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York
Monday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
Join Ted Steinberg, Professor of Law and History at Case Western Reserve University, for a discussion of how an island estuary became one of the world’s most densely populated cities. In his new book, Gotham Unbound: An Ecological History of New York, from Henry Hudson to Hurricane Sandy (Simon & Schuster, 2014), Steinberg examines the region’s transformation over three centuries through an ecological lens. He'll explain the origins of place names like the Meadowlands, and reveal a story of common rights and private property, land grants and landfills, salt marshes and wetlands, and the deep environmental importance of the points where land meets sea.
Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.
For more information, or to order tickets by phone, please call 917.492.3395.