The Greatest Grid: Curator's Talk

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Curator Hilary Ballon presents an illustrated talk about the creation of New York's street grid on Monday, June 11 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York

John Randel, Jr., The Commissioners’ Plan of 1811

Architectural Historian Hilary Ballon, curator of The Greatest Grid, will present the third in her series of illustrated talks about the creation of Manhattan's numbered system of streets and avenues-- one of the most distinctive and defining features of the city. Dr. Ballon's presentation will focus on adaptations to this grid, from Broadway and Central Park to superblocks and skyscrapers, and its remarkably flexible responses to the changing needs of the city.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011.

WHEN: Monday, June 11 at 6:30 pm

WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY

HOW: Reservations Required. Order online or by phone.

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For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395.

$12 Non-members

$8 Seniors and Students

$6 Museum Members

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