Parkchester was the largest privately-developed housing project in American history when it opened in the Bronx in 1940, and after eight decades, it is thriving today.
In commemoration of the publication of Parkchester: A Bronx Tale of Race and Ethnicity, Professor Jeffrey Gurock will discuss the unique 80-year history of this community and what this neighborhood’s saga tells us about inter-group relations in Gotham. As a child of Parkchester himself, Gurock couples his critical expertise as leading scholar of New York City’s history with an insider’s insight in producing a thoughtful, nuanced understanding of ethnic and race relations in the city.
A book signing follows the event. For more information or to buy tickets, visit 92Y.org here.