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Presented by Untapped Cities’ partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society

Join Center for an Urban Future Executive Director Jonathan Bowles, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul Jeremiah Moss, and Director of Economic Policy at the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development Lena Afridi for a conversation at the Brooklyn Historical Society moderated by Vanity Fair contributing editor Paul Goldberger as they consider how to counteract the “mall-ification” of public space and commerce in New York City. While chain stores proliferate along neighborhood main streets, a simultaneous phenomenon of storefront vacancy threatens the character of New York City’s famously vibrant street life as landlords push out small business owners, holding out for higher-paying tenants.

DATE: Thursday, November 29, Doors open at 6:30PM, Event runs 7:00PM -8:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($5 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Thursday, November 15th at 12PM EST

HOW TO BOOK: 

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 11/15 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live 11/15 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

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 placeEach booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at insiders@untappedcities.com so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Image courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.