Book Launch: The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910
Where: Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge St.
212-219-0888 Price: Free
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It’s hard to imagine an era in New York’s past more transformative than the Gilded Age. In 1866, New York’s population of just over 800,000 was concentrated below 23rd Street. By 1900, new arrivals from across the world helped push the population to three million. Electric lights bathed parks and sidewalks in a brilliant nighttime glow. Steel office towers skimmed the heavens, and a graceful bridge united the greater metropolis. Join Esther Crain, author of the new release The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910 (Hachette Book Group, 2016), and the writer behind the website Ephemeral New York, for a reading and Q &A. She’ll explore what day-to-day life was like for New Yorkers in an age of incredible wealth, deep poverty, political corruption, invention, ingenuity, and rapid social change.Buy tickets/get more info now