Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione lectures on "The Battle To Bind The Boroughs"
Michael Miscione, a native New Yorker, was appointed Manhattan Borough Historian by Borough President, Scott M. Stringer, in June of 2006. As the borough’s official history booster, he oversees a team of community historians, hosts history talks, ceremonies and workshops, and fields questions about city history from the press and public. His lecture on the 1898 joining of the rival municipalities surrounding New York Harbor -- to create the five-borough New York City that exists today -- will explore the fierce political battles that surrounded consolidation. He will cover the story of the Brooklyn loyalists who struggled to maintain the independence of America’s third-largest city and profile two unlikely allies who fought for consolidation. Mr. Miscione has written articles about New York City history for the New York Times, the New York Post, and other publications. He is also a professional tour guide.
MICHAEL MISCIONE, MANHATTAN BOROUGH HISTORIAN
AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ON “THE BATTLE TO BIND THE BOROUGHS”
AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Lecture begins at 6:00 P.M. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
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