Justin Davidson + Wendy Goodman: Magnetic City @ TSQ
Tuesday May 23: 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Magnetic City takes us to popular destinations as well as to residential neighborhoods rarely on the casual traveler’s beat. His New York comes alive as we read about the stories behind landmarks and street corners, about the visionaries and architects who created the city by constantly destroying and rebuilding it.
The book is structured around seven walking tours, (the Financial District; the Seaport and Brooklyn Waterfront; the World Trade Center; the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and the High Line; Forty-Second Street; the Upper West Side; and Sugar Hill and the South Bronx). But this is far more than guidebook. Justin Davidson is a gifted storyteller, and each itinerary is a trip you can take by foot (or bike, or ferry) … or a journey you can take in your mind without ever leaving your armchair.
Join us at Strand's Time Square Kiosk to celebrate NYCxDESIGN with Justin and NY Mag's Wendy Goodman. Books will be available for purchase at the kiosk; this event is free and open to attend. There will be a 30 minute talk with a Q&A to follow, and time for a signing after.
Justin Davidson has been New York Magazine’s classical music and architecture critic since 2007. He began his journalism career as a local stringer for the Associated Press in Rome (where he grew up) before moving to the United States to study music at Harvard. He went on to earn a doctorate degree in music composition at Columbia University, where he also taught. In 2002, as a staff writer at Newsday, he won the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
Wendy Goodman is been New York Magazine’s Design Editor. She was previously the magazine’s interior design editor and the fashion editor. As design editor, Goodman is responsible for New York’s twice-annual design issues and regular “Great Room” features. She also produces the weekly online feature “Design Hunting.”