An Urban Amble: Exploring NYC’s Streetscape with Michael Sorkin and Stanley Greenberg

Exterior of the Brooklyn Historical Society

For his book, Codex New York: Typologies of the City, photographer Stanley Greenberg walked every block of Manhattan capturing images of the overlooked, underseen elements that we take for granted every day: alleys, skybridges, buttresses, parking sheds. Architect Michael Sorkin, one of the great urbanists of our time, captures the essence of cities in his design, criticism, and teaching practices, and in his many books including Twenty Minutes in Manhattan, a chronicle of the musings prompted but his daily walk from home to work. These two city observers reflect on the humble city spaces that most of us look past and through, but rarely see, in a conversation moderated by Karrie Jacobs, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell and a professional observer of the manmade environment herself.

Untapped New York Insiders who register for tickets on this page can attend this event for free (a $15 value)! Non-Insiders can purchase tickets here.


If you are already an Untapped New York Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 1/17 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non-transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

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See our full list of Untapped New York Insiders member events  and our upcoming public tours.

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  • Registration for this event opens on Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 12PM EST
  • Time: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 6:30PM-8:00PM
  • Capacity: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Meeting Location: Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201 For subway: Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 trains to Borough Hall; A, C, or F trains to Jay Street-MetroTech; or R train to Court Street