Is transportation destiny? In The Forgotten Borough: Staten Island and the Subway, historian Kenneth M. Gold argues that the borough’s lack of a subway connection is at the heart of its social, political, and historical identity. In his new book, Gold, who is also a co-editor of Discovering Staten Island: A 350th Anniversary Commemorative History, tracks the multiple failed attempts to bring mass transit and transportation infrastructure to Staten Island in the century before the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge changed the borough’s relationship to Greater New York in 1964.

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Date: September 18

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

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