City Museum Hosts Panel on 2013 Mayoral Election and Party Politics Post-Bloomberg

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The Museum of the City of New York will hold a special event, New York at the Crossroads: The Mayoral Election of 2013 and Party Politics Post-Bloomberg, on Tuesday, September 24.

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After a quarter century of Republican victories, what are the implications if Democrats retake City Hall?

The Museum of the City of New York will hold a special event, New York at the Crossroads: The Mayoral Election of 2013 and Party Politics Post-Bloomberg, on Tuesday, September 24.

John Mollenkopf, Director of the Center for Urban Research and Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY, will moderate a spirited discussion about the impending mayoral election, its relationship to key moments in New York City’s political past, and its potential to rewrite political party history moving forward.

The program will explore questions such as: After a quarter century of Republican victories, what are the implications if Democrats retake City Hall? What does the history of New York's Democratic politics - with their roots in Tammany Hall - have to tell us about the current alignments in the city? Have 12 years of the Bloomberg administration so changed the civic and political culture in the city that we are now in uncharted waters?

The panelists include: Vincent Cannato, Professor of American History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and seasoned political veteran Betsy Gotbaum, who served as New York City Public Advocate from 2002 to 2009.

WHEN:     Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM

WHERE:     Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York (btw. East 103rd and 104th Streets)

WHO:    John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY; Vincent Cannato, Professor of American History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; and, Betsy Gotbaum, former New York City Public Advocate

TICKETS:     Reservations are required. Ticket prices: $6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 general public For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395. Visit http://www.mcny.org/event/new-york-crossroads for more details.

About the Museum of the City of New York
Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. For more information, visit http://www.mcny.org.

Directions: By bus: M1, M3, M4, or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street.
By subway: Lexington Avenue #6 train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to 110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.

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