Block by Block: Christopher Gray’s New York

    November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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    1220 5th Ave & 103rd St
    New York, NY 10029
    Michael Appleton

    Museum of the City of New York:

    Block by Block: Christopher Gray’s New York

    Thursday, November 16
    6:30 – 8:30 pm

    As the founder and writer of The New York Times “Streetscapes” column, architectural historian Christopher Gray wrote more than 1,450 articles between 1987 and 2014 in which he lovingly highlighted New York City’s everyday buildings with his characteristically wry sense of humor. Gray’s passion for exploring the city’s design also prompted him to create the Office for Metropolitan History in 1975, a research site committed to bringing together disparate sources in individual collections about City buildings, thereby making their history more accessible to everyone, from tenants to scholars. To honor the passing of Christopher Gray (1950-2017), join us for a conversation with his friends and colleagues about his work and lasting legacy. Reception to follow.

    Paul Goldberger (moderator), architecture critic and Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair
    Michael Leahy, longtime editor of Gray’s “Streetscapes” column at The New York Times 
    Francis Morrone, architectural historian
    Suzanne Stevens, Deputy Editor of Architectural Record

    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.