Exhibit Opening Reception: Robert Moses and the Modern City

Opening reception for a three part exhibition on Robert Moses, conducted jointly with the Queens Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York. On exhibit at the Wallach Gallery January 31 to April 14, 2007.

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Robert Moses’s Fundamental Misunderstanding

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In the latest issue of the Regional Plan Association’s Spotlight on the Region newsletter, editor Alex Marshall has an outstanding essay responding to the recent burst of Robert Moses revisionism. An excerpt:   It all comes down to capacity. Like many people of his generation, I’m convinced, Moses essentially didn’t understand the different capabilities of […]

Is New York City the Car Culture Capital of America?

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When you hear the words "car culture," what — or where — do you think of? The freeways of Los Angeles? The factories of Detroit? With its new show, "Cars, Culture and the City," the Museum of the City of New York attempts to retell the history of the automobile with New York City at […]

Does New York Need a ‘New Moses’?

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Okay, so the question comprising the title of this post sounds naive enough to border on rhetorical. But in light of the city’s current development climate, it takes a stronger resolve than mine to read "Power Broken," by NYU’s Thomas Bender, without wondering which side of the fence to come down on. Published in the latest edition of […]