“A New Deal for New York City: Looking Back, Looking Forward,” May 7, The Center for Architecture, NYC



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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

AIA-New York

Planners Network

National Jobs for All Coalition

Gotham Center for New York City History

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

FDR Library

City Lore


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.


Event details

Date: Tue. May 7th, 2019

5 comments on ““A New Deal for New York City: Looking Back, Looking Forward,” May 7, The Center for Architecture, NYC

  1. Lisa Gibson

    Does the following event require advance registration? I don’t see a reference on your website: “A New Deal for New York City: Looking Back, Looking Forward,” May 7, The Center for Architecture, NYC. Am so pleased that you now have an NYC based program!

  2. Janet Gottlieb


  3. June Hopkins

    This indeed sounds like a timely and important event given the confluence of talk about a Green New Deal and the destructive policies and actions coming out of Washington that threaten our environment. I wish I could attend the panel; I am sure the speakers will be inspiring. My grandfather’s spirit and his commitment to jobs surely lives on.

    • Margaret W. Crane

      The Living New Deal-New York City working group salutes you, June! We, too, wish you could come to the May 7 event. I actually tried to send you an email message, but it bounced back as “undeliverable.” When you have a chance, please get in touch with me at [email protected].

  4. We’d love to attend. Is there a way to reserve?

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