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In New York City, there has been a timely push to publicly commemorate women who have made important contributions to the city’s development over time. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, co-editor of Nonstop Metropolis and co-creator of the City of Women map, will discuss the significance of mapping New York City’s cultural history while shedding light on the names of the unsung heroines who contributed to it. During the conversation, a newly updated City of Women map will be unveiled, further celebrating and memorializing women who have shaped New York City from the very beginning.
Currently on view in the exhibition, Navigating New York and featured in Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, the City of Women map pays “homage to some of the great and significant women of New York City in the places where they lived, worked, competed, went to school, danced, painted, wrote, rebelled, organized, philosophized, taught, and made names for themselves”.
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The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions, is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
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