Opening Reception: Investigating Where We Live 2007: Downtown Duo

An exhibition featuring the photographs and writings of New York City middle- and high-school students who compared many facets of Lower Manhattan and Greenwich Village.

Join the students for a special reception where they will present their work, including examinations of topics as diverse as neighborhood history, cultural identity, architectural design and historic preservation.

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