Grand Concourse Considered for NYC's Next Historic District

The city is considering designating part of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx a historic district in recognition of the area’s distinctive Art Deco architecture, as well as the singular role the Concourse has played in the history of the Bronx (NYT, Cityroom Blog).

The proposed Grand Concourse Historic District in the Bronx passed a hurdle, too, completing its mandatory public hearing on Tuesday, bringing it one step closer to actual designation. Other finalized landmarks include two Bronx structures: the seven-story Haffen building in Melrose, and the Noonan Plaza Apartments on 168th Street, considered one of the best Art Deco rental complexes in the Bronx.

Traveling the Concourse today offers a lesson in architecture, history, and sociology as you see the faces and places that call it home. It is truly New York, but more important, authentically the Bronx. You can’t experience the Bronx until you travel the Grand Boulevard and Concourse, and Fordham University Press’s book, Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100 Years gives you this opportunity.

To read more about the Grand Concourse, see the June 22, 2010 article,“As Concourse Regains Luster, City Notices”, fromThe New York Times.

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Lecture on the Lincoln Assassination

Fordham University Press invites you to a multi-media presentation

“You are there at Lincoln’s New York City Funeral”

by Richard Sloan

contributor to

The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory, A Lincoln Forum Book Edited by Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. WIlliams.


Monday, June 14, 2010
6-8 p.m.
Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge
NYC

Fordham University Press invites you to a multi-media presentation “You are there at Lincoln’s New York City Funeral” by Richard Sloan contributor to The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory, A Lincoln Forum Book Edited by Harold Holzer, Craig … Full Story

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Book Signing at B&N on Fifth Avenue, NYC

Book Signing for Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at Barnes and Noble, NYC, tonight!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 6:00pm
Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth Avenue (between 45th and 46th Street)
New York, NY 10017
212-697-3048

INTERVIEW! WOR NewsTalk Radio 710


Tune in at  tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 p.m. to hear more from Salvatore Basile on the “Joan Hamburg Show” .

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Announcing a Regional Imprint from Fordham University Press

All Around the Town



Readers look to Fordham University Press for fascinating books that highlight the beauty, culture, diversity, and history of New York.

Empire State Editions will embrace Fordham University Press’s longstanding tradition of publishing outstanding books on New York City and the Hudson Valley as well as extending its reach to cover western and northern parts of the state.

All Around the Town: Amazing Manhattan Facts and Curiosities, Second Edition by Patrick Bunyan is the first book under the ESE imprint and will be out this Fall.

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