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    History of New York City’s Central Park

    Barry Lewis talked about the creation of New York City’s Central Park. He spoke about why the park was built, and the many different recreational sections, including the meadows,…

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    Representative Charles Rangel Primary Victory Speech

    Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) spoke to supporters following his presumed victory over York State Senator Adriano Espaillat in the New York Democratic primary election.

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    Representative Charles Rangel Primary Election Watch Party

    Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) and his supporters awaited the results of the New York Democratic primary election in which he had been challenged by York State Senator Adriano…

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    Book Discussion on So Much To Do

    Richard Ravitch talked about his book, So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises, in which he chronicles his life as a public servant and discusses…

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    1939 New York World's Fair

    Robert Rydell talked about the events that caused New York to host the World’s Fair of 1939. He said the Fair’s “World of Tomorrow” theme both influenced and…

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    Scenes from the New York World's Fair for 1940

    This Ford Motor Company film documents exhibits at the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair in Queens, NY. In 1962, Ford donated thousands of films to the U.S. Government. The…

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    New York Transit Museum

    Gabrielle Shubert talked about the New York Transit Museum. Housed in a 1936 subway station in Brooklyn, the New York Transit museum records the history of the city’s public…

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    President Roosevelt Opens 1939 New York World's Fair

    In this 1939 Universal Newsreel, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks at the opening of the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

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    Book Discussion on Machine Made

    Terry Golway talked about his book, Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics, in which he recounts Tammany Hall politics in New York City. In his book,…

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    1964 New York World's Fair Newsreel

    This is a 1963 Universal Newsreel report on the opening of the New York World’s Fair. President Johnson made remarks during the program.

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    Harlem in the Early 20th Century

    Barry Lewis talked about the history of Harlem’s buildings and people. Founded as a 17th century Dutch outpost, Harlem was developed during the Reconstruction Era as a white…

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    Tenement Museum

    Kira Garcia talked about New York City’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum, including an exhibit on how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and…

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    Gilded Age New York

    Curators Jeannine Falino and Phyllis Magidson gave a tour of the Museum of the City of New York and spoke about how New York City’s wealthiest lived in the 19th century. The…

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    New York's Year of Anarchy

    Thai Jones, curator for American History at Columbia University, told the story of the struggle between anarchists, progressives, and plutocrats in 1914 New York City.

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    Fracking in New York

    Gannett Albany Bureau capitol correspondent Jon Campbell talked by telephone about the debate in New York over whether to allow fracking, following a 2008 moratorium on drilling, as well as…

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    Book Discussion on A Mayor's Life

    Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins talked about his book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic, a memoir about growing up in Harlem and his eventual win…

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    New York City Mayoral Democratic Primary Debate

    Seven Democratic candidates vying to become New York city’s next mayor participated in their third debate. The primary election was set for September 10.

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    Preview of New York City Mayoral Primary Debate

    Kate Taylor spoke from the C-SPAN studio in New York City and Alexander Burns from the Politico newsroom in Washington, D.C., to preview the New York City mayoral campaign and a debate…

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    History of New York City's Times Square and Coney Island

    Barry Lewis talked about the development of New York City’s Times Square and Coney Island. Mr. Lewis argued that these two entertainment centers served to break down the…

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    New York City and Terrorism

    New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was interviewed by Campbell Brown at the New York Ideas 2013 forum. They talked about the 16 terrorist plots against New York City that…

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