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.
Tuesday, June 18
The weather for Tuesday calls for constant heavy rain. As such, we're forced to cancel class. We'll be using the rain date class on Thursday, June 27 as our make-up class.
Use the time you have productively:
1) Make sure that your first paper is posted. Late penalties will apply if it's not.
2) Pick a topic and begin ordering materials for your second paper.
3) You can post your first set of journals at any time now. This will include your pre-journal entry, class 1 (Queens), Class 2 (Lower Manhattan), Class 3 (Lower East Side), and Class 4 (Chelsea and the Village)
Thursday, June 13
We walked about 9 miles on Tuesday, so you may just have burnt off some of that Chinese food, pie, and candy you ate!
The weather for Thursday calls for rain, especially in the morning. Be sure to bring an umbrella. If it's raining heavily, we may be doing the Metropolitan Museum from 12-2pm. With luck, we may be able to resume our normal schedule for the day after that.
Right now, it looks like we'll be ending at St. Mark's Place--another great nightlife spot--and will probably be able to stop at The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop for anyone who wants to try their tasty treats!
Tuesday, June 11
Don't let the raindrops distress you, it will be sunny and warm today!
Our schedule will be slightly changed today to allow more time for fun and food. Lunch will be on us and we'll feed you with AUTHENTIC Chinese food until your bellies explode! You can follow that up with a slice of pie or designer ice cream sandwiches on the Lower East Side and candy at the most famous candy shop in NY!!! Lunch won't be until 3pm, so make sure to get a bite too eat at Penn before we leave. You'll need two subway rides today.
We'll be ending on Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg by around 6pm. This area has become one of New York's best night spots.
Thursday, June 6
Good work on Tuesday! You all walked well and your spirits seems very positive!
For Thursday's class, it will be warm, but there shouldn't be any rain. We'll meet, as always, at Penn before 11am. We won't have a lunch break until around 3pm, so grab a bite before we leave.
Make sure that (1) you've picked a topic for your first paper, (2) have done the history and architecture quiz, and (3) are keeping up with your journals.
Pics from Tuesday's class are now available on the right sidebar ---->>>
To download any shots you like, click on the image to open it, click on the downward pointing arrow to the right of the pic and select "original size."
And four of you actually made it onto the "Post No Bills" site! Congratulations
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
The weather today will be perfect: sunny and mildly warm!
Make sure to be at Penn Station today before 11am. Get a bite to eat, use the bathroom, and pick up a metro card (4 rides today).
Don't forget to do your history and architecture quiz and start working on your journals and first paper.
Dates for Gotham 2019
SUMMER I 2019 (Tues & Thurs, 11am-7pm)
Instructors: Hazlitt and Russo
Orientation at Molloy: June 3, 10am-12pm (W212)
Class Dates: June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 (Rain Date)
FALL 2019 (Fridays, Sept. & October, 11am-7pm)
Instructors: Cullinan & Russo
Orientation (at Molloy): Fri, Aug 30, 10am-12pm (LOC TBA)
Class Dates: Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 (Rain Date), 11am-7pm
FALL 2019 (Saturdays, Sept. & October, 11am-7pm)
Instructors: Roeckell & Russo
Orientation (at Molloy): Fri, Aug 30, 1-3pm (LOC TBA)
Class Dates: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 27, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 (Rain Date), 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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