New York’s Penn Station: The Rise and Fall of an American Landmark - A book presentation with author Paul Kaplan Followed by a viewing of the Sixth Street Community Synagogue
After decades of looking for a way to connect passengers directly to Manhattan, the Pennsylvania Railway accomplished what few had imagined: building tunnels underneath the Hudson and East rivers. This book chronicles the story of Penn Station from the laying of the first tracks to its demise in the early 20th century when it was torn down. Through its destruction, the historic preservation movement was born.
The author will link the preservation movement that emerged to modern day efforts like those of the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy's aim to save historic synagogues.