Save the Date!
A New Deal for New York City: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Living New Deal–New York City’s first public program.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place (between West 3rdand Bleecker Streets)
At a time when the Green New Deal is in the headlines and on the table, we aim to reacquaint our fellow New Yorkers with the originalNew Deal. How did a group of visionary reformers transform the city during that exceptional ten-year period? What can today’s change-makers learn from their achievements? On May 7, a distinguished panel will address these questions and more.
Keynote speaker—historian, journalist, novelist, and political commentator Kevin Baker—will be joined by a panel of commentators that includes:
- Gray Brechin, co-founder of the Living New Deal
- Marta Gutman, architectural and urban historian, professor at the City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture and CUNY Graduate Center, and an expert on New Deal-era public works in the city.
- Steven Attewell, author of People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation in America, from FDR to Reagan,who teaches public policy at CUNY’s School for Labor and Urban Studies
Phoebe Roosevelt, a great-granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, will offer welcoming remarks.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
To reserve your spot, RSVP to Peggy Crane at [email protected].
Historic Districts Council
National Jobs for All Coalition
Gotham Center for New York City History
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
Living New Deal–NYC is a special project of Living New Deal, a Berkeley-based non-profit that has been mapping the entirety of what the New Deal accomplished in this country—close to 16,000 sites nationwide and counting.