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Our top 10 events picks for this snowy week including urban talks about The Rockaways, the NYC subway, Empire State Building as well as new exhibits at Flatiron and Gagosian.

Monday, January 26th

Check out the newly installed Snow Monsters (actually made of marble) in Flatiron plaza before the actual blizzard takes over.

Tuesday, January 27th

If these events aren’t cancelled by the snow…New York Transit Museum launches AfterHours program series with “Fix & Fortify: MTA Successes” featuring discussion between Ben Kabak, of Second Avenue Sagas and MTA Infrastructure and Facilities Officer John O’Grady.

Free event and free beer at WeWork West Broadway: “Urban Salon: The Rockaways Now” looks at the challenges of The Rockaways as it transforms from beach town into artsy hangout.

Wednesday January 28th

Join architectural historian John Tauranac at Museum of City of New York as he shares his research on the development of the skyscraper as a form and discusses the real estate boom of the 1920s New York from his book Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark, now republished in a 20th anniversary edition.

Thursday January 29th

Opening reception of Vera Lutter’s impressive series of black and white negative photographs at Gagosian Gallery featuring NYC’s iconic architecture.

Saturday January 31st

NYC trivia buffs might find it worth the trek to Yonkers for The Big Quiz Thing at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema hosted by comedian and former editor for Rolling Stone and Time Out New York, Noah Tarnow.

Skyscraper Museum has an event for kids “Body Buildings,” with a tour of the exhibition Times Square, 1984

An immersive tour about a fictionally deteriorating Manhattan created and led by storyteller and author Lucas Loredo in StoryTour: The Secret Architecture of Loss

Sunday February 1st

Last day of the exhibit, Railroad Landscapes: Photographs by John Sanderson, series of large format photographs highlighting the ever-changing physical surroundings of rail lines, using the tracks as a means to explore American landscapes, at the NY Transit Museum.

Check out the Untapped Cities Events Series featuring tours of the Remnants of Penn Station, tours of the off-limits Woolworth Building and a talk with Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC

 

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