4. Cooper Union
Cousin Greg meets up with his grandfather (played by James Cromwell) at the rear entrance of the Foundation Building at Cooper Union, the private college in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village. Its Great Hall is where Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1860 and has become a speechmaking locale for America’s Presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Woodrow Wilson.
Greg’s grandfather agrees to help him get legal representation in the contested Roy family battle for power, in which Greg’s role has been a linchpin. They sit in Cooper Triangle, a small park at 7th Street and Cooper Square.