Hilary Ballon Gallery Talk: Robert Moses

Join curator and architectural historian Hilary Ballon for a gallery talk that will give a comprehensive overview of the exhibiton Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Road to Recreation, followed by a book signing of the accompanying publication Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York (W.W. Norton, 2007, co-edited with Kenneth T. Jackson).

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Robert Moses Symposium Panel: Robert Moses and the Housing Crisis

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A panel discussion moderated by Hilary Ballon and featuring the authors of four papers: Mathew Lasner, Co-op Village, Co-op Nation Roberta Moudry, Met Life’s Metropolis: Housing Initiatives in New York City Samuel Zipp, The Battle of Lincoln Square: Neighborhood Culture and Resistance to Urban Renewal Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Reassessing Robert Moses’ Influence on New York […]