Marching for Cristoforo

October 9, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Paul Moses
Taking into account family ties to another Cristoforo from Italy, Paul Moses explains why Italian immigrants embraced Columbus, and why he’s marching in this year’s parade.

Women’s Suffrage: The Centennial

September 29, 2017 nyupressblog 0

2017 marks the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in New York. Did you know that our great state was a paramount player in the national movement for women’s suffrage? From Woodstock to Williamsburg, Seneca Falls to Chinatown, Buffalo to Battery Park, women in New York were leaders in the movement for 69 years, until suffrage was legalized in 1917.

Magic in Central Park and Other Amazing Feats

August 1, 2017 nyupressblog 1

—Maureen Meister
The recently rebuilt boat landings on the Lake in Central Park have inspired Meister to analyze how people think about reconstructions. Why are some praiseworthy and others cheesy? Quality and intent both matter. When reconstructions are grounded in a people’s attachment to a special place, such as Central Park, the new work can be splendid and even admirable.

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