NEW YORK HISTORY

NEW YORK BASEBALL

Peter Laskowich

“I strive to link your ordinary experience of New York – what you can see, hear and feel – with the history and culture of New York.”

Peter Laskowich: Historian, Teacher & Guide

To convey the power, beauty and cause of this great city.

My Focus

I  concentrate on drawing connections between your experience of New York and this city’s history and culture. In this way we go beyond the who-what-where-when in favor of the “why” and “how”

Here is information and context you won’t get anywhere else.Note that several of these offerings also involve baseball.

What’s Happening

Capital of the World
Early New York
Dutch New York
New York During the Revolution
The Great Seaport
Gateway: The Immigrants
Features of Grand Central
History Through Grand Central
History Through Street Names
History Through Midtown
The High Line
Deciphering Manhattan
The Emerging (Late 1800s) City
Upper Fifth Avenue
Harlem
A Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
Baseball Creation and Evolution
Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn
Brooklyn and the Dodgers
The Baseball Dynasties (Giants and Yankees)

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS POSTED SEMI-DAILY

Every weekday I am posting a continuing series of photos and videos on Facebook and Instagram. People often ask, “What is this place? What goes on here, and why?” Just go to those sites and type in NYDynamic (on Facebook) or Peter.Laskowich ([yes, with the dot] on Instagram) – these pics and chats will get you started.

OFFERING TOURS ANYWHERE IS A PLEASURE IN THIS GREAT CITY IT IS AN HONOR

The fun of any class, lecture or tour is in the discovery, in the why and the how. Why, for example, is wealth concentrated along Fifth Ave. while gas stations and factories are close to the water? How does Central Park make economic sense on an island whose real estate is the world’s most valuable? Why does the world trade in Manhattan more than anywhere else?

My purpose is not to fill the bucket but to light the fire, not to load you with information but to get a few inches of air between your feet and the ground. Maybe that happens now and then.

10/24/2018

 

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