The magic of stepping inside 97 Orchard Street is not only seeing the recreated apartments but also seeing the ruins, which are apartments that have been left as we found them in 1988. Experiencing these ruins helps us understand the passage of time. For the April 29 Tenement Talk, please join us in an appreciation of ruined spaces with Andrew Dolkart, Director of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation department, Katherine Malone-France of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and photographers Christopher Payne and Marisa Scheinfeld.
Update: Save Our Seaport will postpone our meeting of April 8 in order to avoid any schedule conflicts with Borough President Gale Brewer’s celebration of 50 Years of NYC Landmarks. We’ll look forward to seeing each other at the U.S. Custom House that night!
Save Our Seaport will be meeting Thursday, April 16, at 6:30pm in the St. Margaret’s House Library, 49 Fulton Street. (Map)
The meeting will begin with a guest presentation from Mike Weiss, Waterfront Foreman of theSouth Street Seaport Museum, discussing the Museum’s presence, plans, and opportunities for participation in the South Street Seaport Historic District.
Born in Batavia, New York. Mother a concert harpist; father a photographer. BFA in Advertising Design from Syracuse University. Two–year certificate program at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Worked for New York Telephone/NYNEX, 1970–1990, mostly in Manhattan. Earned Masters degree in Media Studies at New School for Social Research during the period. Odd film courses here and there at NYU.
Member of Canal Society of New York State (now on the board), board of Historic Pittsford, New Society of the Genesee, and Genesee Valley Civil War Roundtable.
Published in Crooked Lake Review, American Canals, Bottoming Out (Canal Society publication), New York Archives magazine, and The Encyclopedia of New York State.
Maintains an expanding 70+ Megabyte off–line chronology of World History.
Been doing TimeMaster segments over WXXI–FM – 91.5 – since 1997, until earlier this year when the program host retirted. Currently over 600 scripts. Current essays available by e–mail.
Core idea: Every person, place or object has a story. You just have to dig it out.
Also: The film version's usually much less interesting than what really happened.