Block by Block: New York Street Historians at Union Docs
Block by Block: New York Street Historians
Sunday, November 20 at 7:30pm, $9 suggested donation.
Author Kevin Walsh, location scout Nick Carr, urban explorer Moses Gates, and guide Cindy VandenBosch in attendance for a panel discussion curated by Nathan Kensinger.
In a city as vast as New York, there is always a story waiting to be told, a block waiting to be walked, a building with an unwritten history. Over the past decade, many New Yorker’s have been creatively documenting the changing streets of the city on websites and blogs. Often, these modern day storytellers are not historians or authors by training. Their work is part of a tradition of “unofficial,” “informal,” “underground,” and “alternative” histories of New York City. However, after walking through the city block by block, a better title for their work could be “street history.”