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Trains, Tunnels, and Trees with Jill Jonnes

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem

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East Harlem, Manhattan
1220 5th Ave
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New York, New York 10029
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 175
Teacher: Jill Jonnes

What you'll learn in this history lesson:

In the early years of the last century, the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad dramatically transformed New York City’s psychic and economic geography. Daring tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers connected Manhattan to the mainland and Long Island via the linchpin of Penn Station. Today, city leaders grapple with maintaining and updating Penn Station's fragile 110-year-old tunnels -- along with countless other examples of the city's 20th-century “grey infrastructure.” But in the early 21st century, we also recognize that our city’s future livability depends on creating innovative “green" infrastructure -- for instance, Mayor Bloomberg’s 2007 MillionTreesNYC project to restore and expand the urban forest (and thereby cool the air, save energy, improve public health, and drive economic development). In this illustrated talk, Jill Jonnes connects the past, present, and future growth of New York City's infrastructure, both gray and green.

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· Enrollment will close on Tuesday, October 1st at noon
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· Meet the curator in the rotunda on the first floor under the Starlight chandelier
· Minimum enrollment must be reached or the event may be canceled by email notification on October 1st and fully refunded
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