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.
October 18 & 19
The weather for our last class (heavy sigh!) will be slightly chilly, so dress appropriately.
Your second papers will be due this Sunday, so make sure they're up onto Canvas before midnight or be prepared to get a late penalty.
We'll be ending class uptown. We'll take anyone interested for a farewell gathering at the Harlem Tavern, as has been the tradition in this class.
October 11 & 12
The weather is going to be fine for both Friday and Saturday, so we're on for "The Hidden Mysteries of Central Park." Friday's class will also explore Morningside Heights; Saturday's East Harlem/
We're pushing back the date of your second paper until Oct. 20th. Spend the extra time working to make it a wonderful piece of research!
OCTOBER 4 & %
The weather this weekend will be autumnal -- cool, crisp, and clear. You may want to bring a light jacket or sweatshirt for the evening.
The highlights this weekend will be:
For Friday: the most haunted house in the city and big gay ice cream
For Saturday: karaoke and kimchee in Koreatown!
Remember: your first set of journal posts will be due Sunday at midnight. You should also be making progress on your second paper! (No one ever said that this class was going to be easy!!!)
SEPTEMBER 27 & 28
The weather this weekend will once again be summer-like -- sunny, pleasant and warm. Dress accordingly.
This will be a fun class with lots of opportunities to try strange new foods. Lunch will be on us and will be an incredible feast. Afterwards, those interested can try a slice of pie at Peete's and/or some amazing treats at Economy Candy! The last part of our class will involve walking over the historic Williamsburg Bridge and checking out the fabulous hipster nightspots on the other side.
Your first set of journal posts are due next week, so be sure that you've been keeping up with them!
SEPTEMBER 20 & 21
We're going to have beautiful, summer-like weather this weekend. Dress cool, and if you have Molloy attire, wear it! We have to leave Penn immediately at 11am to catch our ferry to Governors Island, so be on time!
FUN FOR THIS WEEKEND!
The famous San Gennaro festival will be going on in Little Italy on Friday and Saturday. We'll walk to Little Italy from our ending point in Lower Manhattan for anyone interested in experiencing the festival.
PAPER 1 DUE THIS WEEK
Get it done and post it onto Canvas!
IN CASE YOU'RE INTERESTED
My post no bills project can be found here. A few of you have already made it into Phase 1 of the project!
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)
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