“The City of Greater New York: The Story of Consolidation” Screening and Q&A

Date & Time

START: 7:00 PM February 2, 2011
END: 8:00 PM January 2, 2011

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Come see Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione screen his award-winning documentary about the contentious creation of the five boroughs of New York City.

The film portrays the intense political battles that surrounded consolidation. It tells the story of the Brooklyn loyalists who struggled to maintain the independence of America’s third-largest city, and profiles two unlikely allies who fought for consolidation: Thomas “Easy Boss” Platt, and Andrew Haswell Green, the forgotten “Father of Greater New York.”

After the film enjoy a Q&A session with the director.

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