Gotham Logo Gotham Logo  
 
About The Gotham Center
Main | Add a Resource |  Browse by Category | Edit Your Resource

Greater New York
The term "Greater New York� appeared in late nineteenth-century debates over the expansion of New York City into today’s five-borough metropolis. A New York Times editorial of 1891, "Greater New-York," endorsed the enlargement and affirmed that "it is an abhorrent hypothesis that New-York should stop growing."

The same is true for dialogue about the city, the state, and the myriad issues that swirl around both.

In the struggles for a democratic way of life, and in the battles of memory against forgetting, New York has long been the subject and source of ideas and actions with global consequences.

“Greater New York� is dedicated to exploring the greatness (and the misery, contention, and achievements) that have always defined New York.

We will focus on the five boroughs and the rest of the state. And if we spot something in the wider world that helps us understand New York, we’ll examine that as well.

We are deeply interested in New York’s history, but we will also embrace the issues of the present.

Greater New York is not so much a place on the map as a shared destiny and a common goal that we all hope to reach.

We invite you to join us in a dialogue on our city, our state, and their significance.

Administrator: Peter Eisentadt and Rob Snyder
URL: http://greaterny.blogspot.com/
Category: Blogs


Search the Directory
 
Try our Advanced Search
Resource Quick List

• Archives (18)
• Blogs (86)
• Community/Thematic History Groups (27)
• Courses (3)
• Historical Commodities (7)
• Historic Houses/Sites (59)
• Historical Services (2)
• Libraries (27)
• New Yorkers of the Past (2)
• Museum Collections (34)
• Scholars/Experts (88)
• University History Departments (13)
• Walking Tours (42)
• Web Sites (160)

Donate Now!
Help support the Gotham Center.


Reading
New York


Browse our list of NYC books.
Add a title you've enjoyed!

Related Links:

New-York Historical Society

Merchant's House Museum

openhousenewyork

Virtual New York

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Museum of the City of New York

Municipal Archives of the City of New York
All photography courtesy of the Old York Library


© Gotham Center for New York City History. All Rights Reserved.

The Gotham Center for New York City History
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, Room 6103
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309
Telephone: 212-817-8460
FAX: 212-817-1541
E-mail: gotham@gc.cuny.edu