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.
Make-up Class (Friday, October 26)
We'll be meeting at Penn at our normal time. It looks like perfect fall weather for our little outing!
What You Have to Do to Complete This Class
1) Finish your final paper by Oct 27 (Fri class mails it to firstname.lastname@example.org; Sat class just posts it onto Canvas). Late papers will receive a 5 point penalty for each day that they are late.
2) Complete the Gotham post quiz by Oct 27. This should take you no more than 10 minutes.
3) Complete your final set of journals and post them to Canvas by 11/10. Late journals will receive a 5 point penalty for each day that they are late. For this set of journals, all you need to include is the write-up for classes 4, 5, 6, and 7 (Immigrant NY, The Village, E. Harlem and Central Park, and our last class). The post entry will be included in the survey discussed below (#4)
4) By Nov 15, you'll be receiving a very short survey about the class that needs to be filled out before I can give you a grade (your post entry will be included on this survey). You'll know exactly what your grade for this class is prior to filling out the survey (2 papers + 2 journals + completion of all quizzes = your final grade), so please fill out the survey honestly. As soon as I get your survey results, I'll post your grade onto Lion's Den.
If you have any questions at all about what you need to do for this class, feel free to contact me at any time.
October 19 and 20
We will be leaving Penn Station by 11:02 in order to arrive at the Frick by 11:30. Be sure to get to Penn early this week.
Lunch will be on us and it will be soul food (very yummy!) in Harlem. After class, we will join anyone interested in the farewell gathering at the Harlem Tavern.
The due date final paper has been pushed back to Oct 27 and the last five journal entries until Nov 10.
October 12 and 13
The weather calls for rain both mornings, but it should be finished by the time class starts. Saturday will be seasonally cool, so dress appropriately.
For this weekend's classes, we'll break for lunch in East Harlem, where there is some super-fabulous-terrific-cheap food options. Think . . . .
MUFUNGO, CUBAN SANDWICHES, JERK CHICKEN, and THE BEST DAMNED TACOS in New York.
We'll also be exploring the hidden mysteries of Central Park and ending about 6:30 at 65th street in the Park, where we'll see a sight so unknown that you'll have to be sworn to secrecy for the rest of your life to view it.
September 28 & 29
PLEASE NOTE: The first set of journal posts (pre-post, and posts 1-3) will be due OCT 5th.
The weather will be cloudy and cool on Friday (no rain!) and warm and sunny on Saturday--perfect for our exploration of the Lower East Side.
The theme for this weekend is immigration: We'll be seeing one of the most moving sites in the city related to the African-American experience, we'll have our famous Chinatown/Little Italy scavenger hunt, eat lunch at an authentic Chinese restaurant (ON US!), explore the Jewish Lower East Side, and cross over the "Jews Highway" (the Williamburg Bridge).
Our class will end in hipster Williamsburg and Greenpoint, where they are numerous wonderful nightlife spots.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY CLASSES
It's going to be almost perfect weather for our classes this weekend. Please note that we will be leaving Penn sharply at 11:05 to catch our ferry. Be sure to arrive BEFORE 11am!
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY CLASSES
BRING YOUR MOLLOY STUDENT ID WITH YOU TODAY & IF YOU LIVE IN NYC BRING SOME NYC ID TOO!
The weather this weekend will be dry and moderately warm (70-80 degrees).
We'll end in Long Island City, where there is an abundance of wonderful nightlife. Those returning to Long Island will catch the LIRR at Woodside, not Penn Station.
According to my estimates last week the Friday class walked about 8 miles and the Saturday class about 9. Not too shabby!
Photos from our classes last weekend are located on the sidebar to the right >>>>
To download any photos that you like (preferably on a PC) (1) click on the image to open it, (2) click on the downward pointing arrow to the right of the image, (3) select "original."
This week you should (1) make sure that your first two journal posts are done (pre-entry and Brooklyn), (2) get working on your first paper which will be due very soon, and (3) complete the history and architecture quiz.
Dates for Gotham 2018
FALL 2018 (Fridays, Sept. & October, 11am-7pm)
Instructors: Cullinan & Russo
Orientation (at Molloy): August 31, 10am-12pm (LOC TBA)
Class Dates: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 (Rain Date)
FALL 2018 (Saturdays, Sept. & October, 11am-7pm)
Instructors: Roeckell & Russo
Orientation (at Molloy): August 31, 1-3pm (LOC TBA)
Class Dates: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 (Rain Date)
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.
Fall 2018 (Fridays)
Fall 2018 (Saturdays)
Fall 2017 (Fridays)
Fall 2017 (Saturdays)
Fall 2016 (Saturdays 2)
Fall 2016 (Saturdays 1)
Fall 2016 (Fridays)
Fall 2015 (Friday)
Fall 2015 (Saturday)
Fall 2014 (Friday)
Fall 2014 (Saturday)