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GOING SOLO, NEW YORK AFTER THE STORM and More Set for Museum of the City of New York, Beg. Today

The Museum of the City of New York will be hosting several evening programs, panels, and book talks in the coming weeks that further illuminate current exhibitions, as well as foster conversation about topical issues concerning New York City after Hurricane Sandy. Programs will be presented in conjunction with the new exhibition "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers," offering innovative solutions to New York City's emerging housing needs, and "Currier & Ives and Other Winter Tales," displaying the Museum's revered collection of prints by the renowned New York firm of Currier & Ives.

The second event in a series of AFTERMATH: Post-Hurricane Sandy programs is a conversation between distinguished urban experts, professors and critics about what it will take for New York City to protect itself from future storms - both in terms of physical infrastructure, public policy, and not least, political will.

A list of upcoming programs are listed below. For a complete schedule visit

TONIGHT, February 7 at 6:30pm
"Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone"

More than 30 percent of the world's population lives alone, and that percentage is growing daily. How is this profound demographic shift transforming the economic and cultural life of cities around the globe? Join NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg, the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Penguin, 2012), and Jerilyn Perine, Director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, for a discussion about the rise of single adults in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and other world metropolises and its implications for urban life as (we think) we know it today. This is the launch event for the Penguin paperback edition of Going Solo (Jan. 2013).

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers"

Reception and book signing to follow.
Reservations required
$6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 general public

Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30pm
"New York After the Storm: Tough Questions"

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman will lead a conversation among a wide-ranging group of thinkers about how New York City can tackle large-scale public projects in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, both effectively and fairly. With architectural historian Hilary Ballon, University Professor at NYU and curator of the Museum's blockbuster exhibitions on Robert Moses and the Grid; Adam Freed, Director of the Global Securing Water Program at the Nature Conservancy; Adriaan Geuze, founding Principal of West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture (Rotterdam and New York); and Philip Orton, Research Scientist at Stevens Institute of Technology and an expert on storm surges and physical oceanography.

Reservations required
$6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 general public

Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30pm
"The Other Side of Currier & Ives"

Widely known for their picturesque winter scenes and quaint landscapes, Currier & Ives also produced the "Darktown Comics," an enormously popular series that portrayed African Americans as dim-witted buffoons, promoting stereotypes popularized in 19th-century minstrel shows. Joshua Brown, executive director of the American Social History Project at CUNY, moderates a discussion with Professor David Jaffee of Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design and Culture; and University of Maryland Professor Carla Peterson, author of Black Gotham, about the "other side" of Currier & Ives. The panel will look at the broader catalog of the most important commercial art firm of the 19th century, exploring the climate and attitudes that made "Darktown" one of its most profitable series.

Presented in honor of Black History Month and in conjunction with "Currier & Ives and Other Winter Tales."

Reservations required
$6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 general public

To register for any program call 917-492-3395 or visit

The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue (between 103 and 104 streets), New York, NY.

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