New York in the 1930’s

New York is one of the most emblematic cities in the world.

Yet much of the iconic architecture and culture which defines the metropolis only came into being in the 1930s, in what was perhaps the most significant decade in the city’s 400-year history. After the roaring twenties, the catastrophic Wall Street Crash seemed to spell disaster for the vibrant city. Yet, in this era, New York underwent an architectural, economic, social and creative renaissance under the leadership of La Guardia. In this book Jules Stewart weaves together the tales of that time, as the war on the mafia running vast swathes of the city played out against a backdrop of Art Deco, jazz culture and impoverished population of millions.











When: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $25
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New York is one of the most emblematic cities in the world.

Yet much of the iconic architecture and culture which defines the metropolis only came into being in the 1930s, in what was perhaps the most significant decade in the city’s 400-year history. After the roaring twenties, the catastrophic Wall Street Crash seemed to spell disaster for the vibrant city. Yet, in this era, New York underwent an architectural, economic, social and creative renaissance under the leadership of La Guardia. In this book Jules Stewart weaves together the tales of that time, as the war on the mafia running vast swathes of the city played out against a backdrop of Art Deco, jazz culture and impoverished population of millions.

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