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.
SEPTEMBER 13 & 14
Looks like we're going to have beautiful weather this weekend--sunny and warm around 73 degrees! Perfect for our exploration of Queens!
Those Queens' residents who'd like to meet us at Flushing Meadows Park, should be on the boardwalk between the Willet's Point Station and the park at 11:45. Call me at 10:55am to remind me that you'll be meeting us there.
We'll be ending both classes in LI City, where there is fabulous nightlife. Please note: if you're taking the LIRR back home, you'll be returning from Woodside, not Penn.
Photos from our first class can now be found on the right sidebar ---->
To download any photos you like, click on the photo to open, click on the downward pointing arrow to right of pic, and choose "original size".
DON'T SLACK OFF!
By now you should have (1) written your pre-class journal entry and your first full journal post, (2) picked a topic for your first paper and ordered resources from the library, and (3) completed your history and architecture quiz.
SEPTEMBER 6 & 7
We will meet as planned tomorrow (Saturday) at Penn Station before 11am in front of the ticket widows for the LIRR. There's a lot of work going on at Penn, so just look for Mike or your fellow students.
IMPORTANT: Students taking the Port Jefferson/Huntington line of the LIRR, there is no service for the next three weeks at the Hicksville, Westbury, Carle Place, Mineola, Merrilon Ave, or New Hyde Park Stations. If this effects you, you can meet me for the 9:32 train at Stewart Manor.
Friday Gotham Class:
A poll was taken during our orientation and the rule of the majority will prevail. We'll meet tomorrow as planned. We'll stay flexible regarding the itinerary and try to work with whatever weather we experience. Be sure to bring and umbrella.
Friday and Saturday Classes
Be at Penn Station before 11am. Get a metro card, grab a bite to eat, and use the bathroom.
If you need a copy of the course text, there are still some available at the Philosophy House. You can pick up a copy between 11am and 2pm any day next week.
Dates for Gotham 2019
FALL 2019 (Fridays, Sept. & October, 11am-7pm)
Instructors: Roeckell & Russo
Orientation (at Molloy): Fri, Aug 30, 10am-12pm (LOC: W205)
Class Dates: Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 (Rain Date), 11am-7pm
FALL 2019 (Saturdays, Sept. & October, 11am-7pm)
Instructors: Hazlitt & Russo
Orientation (at Molloy): Fri, Aug 30, 1-3pm (LOC: W205)
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.
Fall 2019 (Fridays)
Fall 2019 (Saturdays)
Fall 2018 (Fridays)
Fall 2018 (Saturdays)
Fall 2017 (Fridays)
Fall 2017 (Saturdays)
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Fall 2016 (Saturdays 1)
Fall 2016 (Fridays)
Fall 2015 (Friday)
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Fall 2014 (Saturday)