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Bayside Historical Society

Author Talk with Rebecca Bratspies: Naming Gotham

Author Rebecca Bratspies takes readers on a place-based, intimate, historical journey about the colorful people iconic New York City landmarks are named for.

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Author Talk with Rebecca Bratspies: Naming Gotham
Author Talk with Rebecca Bratspies: Naming Gotham

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Queens, NY 11359, USA

About The Event

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DUE TO TODAY'S INCLEMENT WEATHER, WE ARE POSTPONING THIS EVENT TO JANUARY 23.

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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. Rebecca Bratspies, author of Naming Gotham: The Villains, Rogues and Heroes Behind New York’s Place Names, 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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Tickets

  • 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

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