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The Once and Future New York Tomorrow Night at MAS

Join author Randall Mason tomorrow night at MAS for the launch of his new book The Once and Future New York and a discussion of the emergence of historic preservation in New York urbanism. In the popular imagination, the controversial 1963 demolition of Pennsylvania Station gave birth to New York City’s historic preservation movement, but, as the author reveals, historic preservation has been a persistent force in the development of New York since the 1890s, when the city’s leading politicians, planners, and architects first recognized the need to preserve the rapidly evolving city’s past. Rich with archival research, The Once and Future New York documents the emergence of historic preservation in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. The Once and Future New York Tuesday, June 9, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. $15, $10 MAS members. Purchase tickets online or call 212-935-2075. Sponsored by Urban Center Books, the MAS bookstore.