BK: Gerard Koeppel presents City on a Grid: How New York Became New York

11/17/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

On a scale comparable to the construction of the Erie or Panama canals, transforming the swamps and hills of Manhattan into the illustrious city of today was a project of mammoth proportion. In City on a Grid, Gerard Koeppel tells of how the legendary grid came to be, who did it and why, and what it meant for the growing United States.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

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ISBN: 9780306822841
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Da Capo Press - November 10th, 2015

You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. Created in 1811 by a three-man commission featuring headstrong Founding Father Gouverneur Morris, the plan called for a dozen parallel avenues crossing at right angles with many dozens of parallel streets in an unbroken grid.