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Museum of the City of New York: Only in NY series - I Love NY?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Tireless champion of the five boroughs Marty Markowitz, Vice President of Borough Promotion & Engagement, partners with artist and Lower East Side folk historian Clayton Patterson, self-described last of the New York Bohemians, to consider the state of New York City’s creative soul.

Only in New York is a new conversation series in which New York Times journalist Sarah Maslin Nir brings together two New Yorkers from different worlds to explore key questions about the city’s identity, culture, and history.

Reception to follow the program. 

About the Speakers
Marty Markowitz
 served as Brooklyn Borough President from 2002 to 2013 and pursued an ambitious agenda focused on the core issues of his three decades plus in public service – housing, neighborhood preservation and community development. Now, Markowitz is the Vice President for Borough Promotion and Engagement at NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism and marketing agency.

Clayton Patterson is a photographer, printmaker, and videographer who focuses on recording the art, life and times of the Lower East Side. Since moving to NYC in 1979, Patterson has not only documented its music, graffiti, and tattoo art scene but also been actively involved in neighborhood issues including homelessness, drug trafficking, police corruption, and gentrification.    

$25 for adults | $20 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission. Register at the top right button.  A limited number of New School complimentary tickets are available at

This program is co-sponsored by Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc), New York Foundation for the Arts, Seven Stories Press, The Gotham Center for New York City History, The New School Urban Studies Program, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center.

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