Tue, Jan 16|
Bayside Historical Society
Author Talk with Rebecca Bratspies
Author Rebecca Bratspies takes readers on a place-based, intimate, historical journey about the colorful people iconic Gotham landmarks are named for.
Time & Location
Jan 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Queens, NY 11359, USA
About The Event
Part of Bayside Historical Society's Author Talk at the Castle Series
Cost: $10.00 for BHS members; $15.00 for non-members
The Van Wyck, the Major Deegan, the Jackie Robinson, the Hutch, the Merritt, FDR Drive, or the Henry Hudson... you might drive them regularly, without really noticing that those road names are, well, names. But, who were these people? New York City's many roads, bridges, neighborhoods and institutions bear the names of a colorful assortment of people from key periods in the city's history. Learning about the people iconic Gotham landmarks are named for is a unique window into the history of the greatest city in the world. Author Rebecca Bratspies takes readers on a place-based, intimate, historical journey on a human scale.
About the author: Rebecca Bratspies is a longtime resident of Astoria, Queens. She is a professor at CUNY School of Law. A scholar of environmental justice and human rights, Rebecca has written scores of law review articles; four other books, including Environmental Justice: Law Policy and Regulation; and three environmental justice comic books: Mayah's Lot, Bina’s Plant and Troop's Run (with Charlie LaGreca-Velasco). She serves on NYC's Environmental Justice Advisory Board and EPA's Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, is a scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform and is a member of the NYC Bar Environmental Committee. ABA-SEER honored her work with its Commitment to Diversity and Justice Award.
In case of inclement weather, the event's snow date will be January 23.
Purchase tickets below or call 718-352-1548.
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General admission, BHS member
Author Talk with Rebecca Bratspies — "Naming Gotham"$10.00
General admission, non-member
Author Talk with Rebecca Bratspies — "Naming Gotham"$15.00