WELCOME TO GOTHAM
This is the course site for "Gotham: The New York Experience." Our aim is to expose students to the art, history, and culture of New York City, one of the most amazing urban centers on the planet. By the time you are finished with this course, we hope that you will have a newfound appreciation for the richness and diversity of the great city right in our backyard.
Saturday, March 7th
The weather for our last class will be sunny and fairly mild.
Today we'll be exploring northern Manahttan -- E. Harlem (NOT Harlem), northern Central Park, and Morningside Heights.
We'll have a lunch break in E. Harlem, where there are fabulous food options: mufungo, Cuban Sandwiches, Caribbean, Moroccan couscous, and some of the best tacos in the city.
After class, if enough of you are interested, we'll be happy to show you to the Harlem Tavern, one of the great nightspots in the area.
Saturday, February 29
It will be a bit chilly today, so remember to dress warmly. Also remember to bring $2 and a NY ID for the Met. We will end after 6:30pm tonight. Lunch will be on us today.
Your first set of journals will be due tomorrow (Sunday) at midnight.
Saturday, February 22
It will be a relatively mild and sunny day on Saturday.
Our lunch stop will probably be on McDougal and Bleeker Streets, where there are plenty of cheap places to eat (pizza, Vietnamese sandwiches, ramen, etc):
We'll be ending class at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop in the East Village. The nightlife in this area is terrific, for those of you interested in staying out after class:
Mike is extending the due date for the first set of journals until February 29th at midnight.
Saturday , February 15
It's going to be very cold today, so dress in layers and wear a hat and gloves.
Lunch is on us and it will be fabulous!
Saturday, February 8
It's going to be chilly day on Saturday, but sunny. Perfect for our trip to Liberty and Ellis Islands!
Don't forget to write a poem for a class at the Poet's House. It doesn't have to be long . . . It just has to connect with NYC.
Finally, look this information about the exhibits at Ellis Island over while you are riding on the train to NYC:
Pics from last week on available on the sidebar to the right >>>>
To download any pics you like, (1) click on the pic to open it, (2) click on the downward pointing arrow to the right of the pic, (3) select "original size."
Saturday, February 1
The weather looks good for tomorrow. Relatively mild (45 degrees) with only a slight chance of rain.
We'll meet, as always at Penn, at 11am in the same spot as last week (If you weren't there, just look for a big group of wholesome and enthusiastic college students as you walk down the concourse of the LIRR). We'll have a lunch stop around 1:30 on Stone Street, where there are plenty of good and affordable places to eat.
Make sure your beginning to work on your first paper, because it will be due relatively soon. You should also have written your pre-class entry and your first journal post on Queens.
Saturday, January 24
The good news is that the weather tomorrow will be warm. The bad news is that it will be rainy all day. However, since we are doing almost all indoor sites, I see no reason to cancel class. Bring an umbrella, and dress to stay dry. The other good news is that lunch will be on us and it will be yummy and all you can eat!
Be sure to check your departure schedule for Penn Station tonight if you're taking the LIRR.
If you're taking the LIRR, remember the 10 trip ticket (off peak) will give you the best price. Unfortunately, the Molloy discount only applies to the CAP 21 program.
If you feel insecure going into Penn the first time alone, I'll be taking the 9:25am train from Steward Manor and you are free to join me for the ride. There's plenty of parking at this station on Saturdays.
Dates for Gotham - Spring 2020
SPRING 2020 (Saturdays, 11am-7pm)
Instructors: LaMonica & Russo
Orientation (at Molloy): 1/18, 11am-3pm (LOC: W205)
Class Dates: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7 (11am-7pm)
Snow Dates: 3/14, 3/28 (11am-7pm)
A few of Mike's photos from previous classes. A complete photo record for each class is located on the sidebar to the right.
Click on the image to read the reviews of former students or to write your own review.
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