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.
Another weekend of perfect weather! How lucky can you get! For our final class Thai lunch is on us! We'll be ending near the Harlem Tavern for anyone who would like to stick around a bit after class.
Remember, research paper are due on Sunday at 11:59pm and final journals are due Friday Oct 27 by 11:59pm.
To complete the course requirements, you also must do the Gotham Post Quiz (no grades without it!) and honestly complete the course review (This can be done anonymously by posting as "anonymous."
Everything looks fabulous for this week's classes. Finish your second paper and keep up with your journeying. Only one more class to go after this!
In case you're interested, here are the semi-final pics from my "Post No Bills" photo shoot
POST NO BILLS
I started with over 1000 shots and have kept about 100. Only 44 will make it to the final round. Thanks very much for all those students who humored me with this project!
All is as perfect as it can be. Begin with perfection and subtract from that anything that is not perfection and you are still left with....perfection!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY CLASSES
SATURDAY CLASS ONLY
FRIDAY & SATURDAY CLASSES
We will be leaving Penn Station by 11:05 to catch our 12:00 ferry to Governors Island, so don't be late! You will also need to bring $2 (RT) for the ferry.
PLEASE NOTE: Next Saturday, Sept 30th, we will be meeting at Penn Station at 9am and ending our class early.
Wonderful first class last week. We walked you hard, but you kept up your positive spirits!
SATURDAY CLASS - The weather will be so nice and warm today that we simply have to do Coney Island (Dress cool for the beach!). Be on time at Penn today, because we'll be leaving the station by no later than 11:05. You'll be able to eat as soon as we arrive there (about 12:15) at the Original Nathans, or one of the many fine Pizza places in the area, like Gramaldi's. So you don't need to fill up too much in Penn.
There will be lots of walking this weekend, so get ready! We'll be ending on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge at around 6:45pm. After class, you can go to the famous San Gennero Fesitval, which is a short walk or train ride from where we will end class (also held next weekend).
Pics from our fist class are available on the sidebar to the right ------>
Feel free to download any that you like of yourself (You'll probably need a computer to do this). To download, click on the image, then click on the downward pointing arrow to the right of the image. Choose "original size."
Be sure to get working on your first paper and keep up with the journaling!
Before our first class...
1) choose a paper topic and start ordered source materials.
2) write your pre-class journal post.
3) Complete the history and architecture quiz (You can use the book for this).
4) check the departure time for your train if you are taking the LIRR. Make sure that it gets you into Penn before 11am
For our first class...
1) meet at Penn Station before 11am.
2) get a metro-card.
3) use the bathroom before we leave (Remember our rule!)
4) get a bite to eat if you feel hungry (Lunch won't be until 2pm).
Dates for Gotham 2017
Fall Friday Class [Cullinan & Russo]
Mandatory Orientation at Molloy: 8/30 (10-12)
Class Dates: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 [RD]
Fall Saturday Class [Roeckell & Russo]
Orientation at Molloy: 8/30 (1-3)
Class Dates: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 [RD]
Here are the pics from our first class -------->
To download photos, (1) click on the image you like to open it; (2) click on the downward arrow to the right of the photo, and (3) choose "original size."
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 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)