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Thu, Jun 28, 2018 6:30pm –


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
at 103rd St
New York  New York  10029
United States
Museum of the City of New York

Searching for Soul: New York City in the Age of Hyper-Gentrification

In an era of skyrocketing rents, super-tall buildings, closing independent shops, and chain stores, writers Jeremiah Moss and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, and cartoonist Julia Wertz talk with New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham about what it means to capture the “soul” of the city, even as many longtime New Yorkers question its survival. Before the discussion, we will screen a documentary short by Christopher Ming Ryan, Joon Fish Market, part of a series of films, Disappearing NYC, about neighborhood shops that are about to close.

Read more about the speakers here.

Image credit: Julia Wertz