Tonight’s Vanishing City panel discussion, Losing the Fun, at Dixon Place will focus on the threat of redevelopment of the city’s historic entertainment venues. Author David Freeland (Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure) hosts a panel of historians, experts & urban planners to explore “what happens to the city when a neighborhood’s cultural soul is stripped away to make way for luxury housing and bland architecture.” Guests: Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director, Historic Districts Council; Trav S.D., vaudeville performer and historian, author of No Applause Please – Just Throw Money: the Book that Made Vaudeville Famous; Cindy VandenBosch, co-founder of New York walking tour company Urban Oyster. | 6:30pm | $10 | 161 Chrystie St. |
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