Tuesday, August 30th — Best-selling author Eric Darton talks about the role of Lower Manhattan in New York City, from Colonial times through the construction of the World Trade Center. It’s a FREE author lecture at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the NYPL on Tuesday, August 30th. His cultural history of Lower Manahttan and the WTC is “Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York City’s World Trade Center,” was written two years before the terrorist attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001, so his view of the destruction and rebuilding of the World Trade Center should be especially interesting. This event is part of NYPL programming in honor of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the NYPL. That’s the one across Fifth Avenue from the main branch guarded by the stone lions.
Just a reminder — I’m a lifelong New Yorker who will never ever call the World Trade Center anything but the World Trade Center. I will never ever call it Ground Zero.