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Marguerite Holloway discusses her new book, The Measure of Manhattan (2013)

  • When: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Clark Auditorium, of the Cultural Education Center, Empire State Plaza in Albany
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: 18+
  • Categories: Lectures

Marguerite Holloway, author of the new acclaimed book, The Measure of Manhattan, will present the fascinating history of John Randel, Jr., the surveyor who plotted the rectangular grid of modern-day Manhattan. Holloway's book is the first biography to be published on Randel and provides in-depth and illustrative information on how he transformed the hilly terrain of the island into the geometric metropolis it is today. Registration is recommended.

Sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library, the New York State Writers Institute, and the New York Council for the Humanities

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