The Changing City: From Midtown to the Upper East and West Sides

Longacre Square was the center of the carriage trade, Hamilton Square might have beckoned for a nice picnic, and the Boulevard was a favorite place to show off your four-in-hand skills. Yes, those were real places in 19th century New York City. Longacre Square is today’s Times Square, the Boulevard is Broadway from 59th to 155th Streets, and Hamilton Square, which stretched from Third Avenue to Fifth Avenue between 66th and 69th Streets, was simply demapped and developed. The city still owns some of the land, and the great firehouse and police station (the Nineteen) on 67th Street date from the 1880s. Join us in this in-person class to learn more about this changing city, from brownstones to apartment houses, from horse cars to subways. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of how New York City neighborhoods change with the times, and how the look of NYC changes with ever-evolving architectural styles
  • Greater insight into the dynamic nature of the NYC’s landscape

Ideal for

  • Architecture and history buffs
  • The curious and creative
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    • Section

      1
    • Semester

      Summer 2022
    • Date

      Jun 15 - Jul 6
    • Day

      Wednesday
    • Time

      2:00PM-4:05PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      4
    • Faculty

      Tauranac, John
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $399