"Sites and Sounds" (OHNY Weekend Series)

 
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Sites and Sounds

A podcast featuring scholars and experts talking about New York City’s most important historical sites and organizations, for Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. Each recording presents a story or narrative about some participating location or institution, which can be used to supplement in-person visits, or to bring the OHNY Weekend experience home to anyone unable to see these NYC treasures.

Click the play button to listen or right-click to download. You can also find us on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, and Soundcloud by searching for 'Gotham Center.' Enjoy!

Podcasts

 
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Andrea Frohne , African art historian, author of   The African Burial Ground in New York City  , on the site containing the remains of 20,000 slaves in lower Manhattan

Andrea Frohne, African art historian, author of The African Burial Ground in New York City, on the site containing the remains of 20,000 slaves in lower Manhattan

Richard Kopley , distinguished professor of literature at Penn State DuBois, author of   Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries  , on the writer's cottage in Fordham, the Bronx

Richard Kopley, distinguished professor of literature at Penn State DuBois, author of Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries, on the writer's cottage in Fordham, the Bronx

R. Scott Hanson , field researcher on Harvard's Pluralism Project, author of   City of Gods:       Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens,   on the neighborhood's famous Quaker meetinghouse

R. Scott Hanson, field researcher on Harvard's Pluralism Project, author of City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens, on the neighborhood's famous Quaker meetinghouse

 Marjorie Feld , author of   Lillian Wald: A Biography  , on the famous Progressive reformer’s Henry Street Settlement, celebrating its 125th year of offering social services, art, and health care to the immigrant families of the Lower East Side

Marjorie Feld, author of Lillian Wald: A Biography, on the famous Progressive reformer’s Henry Street Settlement, celebrating its 125th year of offering social services, art, and health care to the immigrant families of the Lower East Side

 Margaret Oppenheimer , author of   The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel   ,    on the Morris-Jumel mansion in Washington Heights, Manhattan's oldest house, famed for its architecture and notable inhabitants, General Washington and Aaron Burr among them

Margaret Oppenheimer, author of The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel, on the Morris-Jumel mansion in Washington Heights, Manhattan's oldest house, famed for its architecture and notable inhabitants, General Washington and Aaron Burr among them

Robin Nagle , anthropologist-in-residence at NYC's Dept. of Sanitation and the author of   Picking Up  , on the Newtown Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint

Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence at NYC's Dept. of Sanitation and the author of Picking Up, on the Newtown Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint

Peter Derrick , MTA veteran and the author of   Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion That Saved New York  , on the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn

Peter Derrick, MTA veteran and the author of Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion That Saved New York, on the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn

Sergey Kadinsky , NYC Parks Department analyst and the author of   Hidden Waters of New York City  , on the Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park, Queens

Sergey Kadinsky, NYC Parks Department analyst and the author of Hidden Waters of New York City, on the Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park, Queens

David Gary , curator at the American Philosophical Society, on King Manor in Jamaica, home to Alexander Hamilton's "right hand man," the influential Federalist and early antislavery leader, Rufus King

David Gary, curator at the American Philosophical Society, on King Manor in Jamaica, home to Alexander Hamilton's "right hand man," the influential Federalist and early antislavery leader, Rufus King

Kurt Schlichting , author of   Waterfront Manhattan: From Henry Hudson to the High Line  , on the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook

Kurt Schlichting, author of Waterfront Manhattan: From Henry Hudson to the High Line, on the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook

 Edith Gonzalez , historical archaeologist, on Wyckoff House, the oldest structure in NYC, a Dutch-era farmhouse situated in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Canarsie

Edith Gonzalez, historical archaeologist, on Wyckoff House, the oldest structure in NYC, a Dutch-era farmhouse situated in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Canarsie

Barbara Christen , author of   Cass Gilbert, Life and Work  , on Brooklyn Army Terminal, the military-site-turned-manufacturing-complex in Sunset Park, designed by the famous architect

Barbara Christen, author of Cass Gilbert, Life and Work, on Brooklyn Army Terminal, the military-site-turned-manufacturing-complex in Sunset Park, designed by the famous architect

Don Hawkins , "dean of Washington, DC architectural history," on Federal Hall, the early city hall remodeled by Pierre Charles L'Enfant for the seat of America's first government, on Wall Street

Don Hawkins, "dean of Washington, DC architectural history," on Federal Hall, the early city hall remodeled by Pierre Charles L'Enfant for the seat of America's first government, on Wall Street

 May Joseph , professor of social science and cultural studies at Pratt Institute, and the author of   Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism     and the Green Imagination   ,  on Governors Island

May Joseph, professor of social science and cultural studies at Pratt Institute, and the author of Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism and the Green Imagination, on Governors Island

 Simon Baatz , CUNY historian of crime and science in the 19th and early 20th century, on Jefferson Market Library, the Victorian Gothic courthouse in Greenwich Village

Simon Baatz, CUNY historian of crime and science in the 19th and early 20th century, on Jefferson Market Library, the Victorian Gothic courthouse in Greenwich Village

Steve Lang , professor of urban studies at LaGuardia CC (CUNY), and author of  “Striving for Sustainability on the Urban Waterfront ," on the Newtown Creek Alliance

Steve Lang, professor of urban studies at LaGuardia CC (CUNY), and author of “Striving for Sustainability on the Urban Waterfront," on the Newtown Creek Alliance

 Olga Sooudi , anthropologist at the University of Amsterdam, and the author of   Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-Reinvention on the World Stage   ,  on the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

Olga Sooudi, anthropologist at the University of Amsterdam, and the author of Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-Reinvention on the World Stage, on the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

Michael Hattem , co-founder of the   Junto   and historian of colonial NYC, on the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene, where the remains of nearly 11,000 P.O.W.'s in the American Revolution are buried

Michael Hattem, co-founder of the Junto and historian of colonial NYC, on the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene, where the remains of nearly 11,000 P.O.W.'s in the American Revolution are buried

 Blanche Wiesen Cook , Graduate Center historian and the definitive  biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt , on Roosevelt House, her former home, now a CUNY-affiliated progressive think tank in Manhattan's Upper East Side

Blanche Wiesen Cook, Graduate Center historian and the definitive biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt, on Roosevelt House, her former home, now a CUNY-affiliated progressive think tank in Manhattan's Upper East Side

 Pamela Hanlon , independent historian and the author of   A Worldly Affair: New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond  , on the international body's headquarters in Turtle Bay

Pamela Hanlon, independent historian and the author of A Worldly Affair: New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond, on the international body's headquarters in Turtle Bay

Fred Goodman , former  Rolling Stone  editor and the author of   The Secret City: Woodlawn Cemetery and the Buried History of New York  , on the Bronx graveyard

Fred Goodman, former Rolling Stone editor and the author of The Secret City: Woodlawn Cemetery and the Buried History of New York, on the Bronx graveyard

 Gail Fenske , author of   The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York  , on the architectural landmark in lower Manhattan

Gail Fenske, author of The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York, on the architectural landmark in lower Manhattan