Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

During the second half of the 20th century, many of New York City’s institutions, from education to infrastructure, were in a state of decay. A surge in the city’s crime rate—500,000 felonies were committed annually, including 2,200 homicides and 93,000 violent robberies—plagued the city’s residents. How did civic leaders, at both the local and federal level, rally together to bring the city back from the brink? In a conversation punctuated by clips from the new documentary Gotham: The Fall and Rise of New York, a panel of experts surveys the history and legacy of six mayoral administrations from 1966 to 2013 and how New York transformed from a struggling city into a world-class metropolis. Reception to follow.

  • Rafael A. Mangual, Nick Ohnell Fellow, Manhattan Institute and Contributing Editor, City Journal
  • Reihan Salam, President, Manhattan Institute
  • Roger Hertog, Chairman Emeritus, Manhattan Institute (moderator)

Click here to learn more about the event.