Center for New York City Affairs at the New School presents:
Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime
Tuesday, December 09, 2014, 8:30 to 10:30 am
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, (between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 2nd Floor)
How did New York City emerge from the crime and decay of the crack years? Historian Robert Snyder argues that community activists who crossed racial and ethnic lines played a vital role in restoring order and vitality to ravaged streets in upper Manhattan, only to see the fruits of their labors threatened by growing economic inequality. Join us for a discussion with some of these activists.
Michael Powell, reporter, New York Times
A conversation with:
Robert W. Snyder, author, Crossing Broadway; associate professor of American studies and journalism, Rutgers University-Newark
Led Black, Dominican-American writer-blogger, Uptown Collective
Dave Crenshaw, president, Uptown Dreamers Alumni Association
Victoria Neznansky, chief program officer, YM/YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
Admission is free, but your must reserve your seat.
Books will be available for sale.