Past Event: New York’s Big Comeback

When: Wednesday, May 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: $15 & up | $10 for Museum Members
Dan Doctoroff; Hudson Yards 2, After Credit: Joe Woolhead, 2017

After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, New York City was left with an uncertain future. In the wake of the tragedy, Daniel Doctoroff, deputy mayor at the time, was charged with navigating the city’s entrenched financial and political interests to spearhead its economic resurgence. Join Doctoroff, now founder and CEO of the Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs, and veteran New York Times reporter Charles Bagli for a conversation about the city’s dramatic and unexpected recovery, inspired by Doctoroff’s book, Greater than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback (PublicAffairs, 2017).

Book signing and reception to follow.

About the Speakers:
Charles Bagli has been a reporter at The New York Times for more than 20 years, covering the intersection of real estate and politics. He has also worked at The Brooklyn Phoenix, The Tampa Tribune, the Daily Record, and the New York Observer. He is the author of Other People's Money; Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made (Plume, 2014).

Daniel Doctoroff is founder and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that works with cities to build products that address big urban problems. Prior to launching Sidewalk, he was CEO and president of Bloomberg LP, the leading provider of financial news and information. From 2002 to 2008, he was New York City’s deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding.

This event is part of Core Conversations, a series of lectures, talks, and tours in which New York City's leading thinkers examine the four key themes of our New York at Its Core exhibition -- diversity, density, money, and creativity -- each through their own unique lens. To view all of the programs in the series, click here.

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at or 917.492.3395.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.

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