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Surgeon, Writer, and Public Health Researcher Atul Gawande Appears at The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, surgeon, writer, and public health researcher, will deliver the 2018 Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Lecture. It is free and open to the public but reservations are requested. Dr. Gawande practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He is Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management...
Save The Village Tours: East Village/St. Marks
1 Astor Place
If Greenwich Village is the historic home of the counterculture, then the East Village can be called famous for its off-the-counter culture. On this tour, see where Chicago 8 defendant Jerry Rubin paraded down St. Mark's Place with a machine gun; the former Polish catering hall where the Velvet Underground played its first gigs under manager Andy Warhol (and...
Zero Waste Design Guidelines Exhibition
The Center for Architecture will host an exhibition curated by journalist Andrew Blum that will look beyond the guidelines and explore the challenges and opportunities latent during a particular segment of the lifecycle of trash: the brief period between when we release it from our hands and it rolls away on the back of a truck. The exhibition, on view from June 14...
Sudan, 1973 - 2018
SUDAN 1973 - 2018 Sudan, the world’s last male Northern White Rhino passed away on March 19, 2018, having lost the fight to an infection in his leg, and degenerative changes in his muscles and bones, combined with extensive skin wounds. In his final 24 hours Sudan was suffering a great deal and unable to stand. His veterinary care team from the Dvůr Králové Zoo, Ol...
The Unveiling of The Last Three
The Last Three, the world’s largest rhino sculpture, was unveiled at Astor Place this morning, launching a global campaign to raise critical awareness about rhino conservation, spearheaded by the sculpture’s creators and internationally acclaimed artists, Gillie & Marc. The stunning monumental bronze sculpture of the world’s last three northern white rhinos...
The Worlds Tallest Rhino Sculpture is coming to Astor Place!
The world’s favorite rhino is facing his final days. His name is Sudan, and he’s the planet’s last male Northern White Rhino. Soon, his species could be gone forever...but two internationally renowned artists are determined to make sure his plight won’t be in vain. Husband-and-wife artistic duo – Gillie and Marc – have teamed up with the Village Alliance, NYC DOT...
On this Day in 1854 - The Astor Library Opened!
Fun Fact! On this day in 1854 the Astor Library opened in what is now the The Public Theater. The library initially opened as a reference library, meaning no books could be taken from the building for any purpose! On opening day the library was filled with between 80,000 and 90,000 volumes covering linguistics, sciences and history, all purchased at a cost of about $...