A rare private sneak into New York Public Library's Print Collection!

One of our LGBT Historic House Nerds has offered us a rare opportunity to see up close some of the best of the NYPL Print Collection. He knows we are all crazy about historic house architecture, decorative arts, NYC History, maps, gay & lesbian culture and he has been pulling out the stops for our next meet-up.  Once we arrive at the amazing Main branch of the NYPL we will travel back into the upper floors to a specially set-up room which will hold the actual collection items to view. David (our LGBT nerd host) will walk us through all of the items and explain what we are looking at.


Image ID:[masked], 29 East 4th Street - Lafayette Street  [Peabury-Tredwell residence interior - Old Merchant's House]


If we are good little historic house nerds David may just take us to some of the more remote areas of the Main Branch of the Library. If we beg David he may take us down into the famed "book stacks" - so much a part of the news today because they would be removed to make way for the renovation of the NYPL Main Branch Library Building.

Following the NYPL event we will all walk over to a fantastic pizza place and share stories about our worst and best holiday presents!

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  • Len

    Thanks to Charles and JR on their research on Weehawken Street. Fascinating to see how history plays out. Also nice to be "out" as a nerd and know there are others who are just as interested in urban history.

    3 · January 29, 2014

  • Jim

    Thanks to Dan, J.R. and Tony for acknowledging my comment and for knowing who Bob Hope and Alfred Hitchcock are.

    2 · January 29, 2014

  • Jim

    Excellent tour of one of my favorite places in the city. I recently brought some friends from New Hampshire there and told them the marble was imported from Italy. My friend told me it looked like New Hampshire marble. Now I have to let her know she was correct. The company was also stimulating and it was nice to talk to intelligent people (who probably also know who "Bob Hope" and "Alfred Hitchcock" were).

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Dan D.

      I hear you Jim. So nice to be with people whose intellectual curiosity matches our own and whose frame of reference pre-dates Sesame Street.

      January 27, 2014

  • Charles

    A little sidelight: Some of us were discussing the building on Weehawken Street in one of the prints (a group of hunky sailors were about to go up the stairs). That building is still there, and is pictured on this page: http://smithratliff.com/2011/12/07/shortest-street-in-manhattan/

    January 25, 2014

    • J R

      Charles, thanks for finding it. It's the Weehawken Street facade of[masked] West Street (http://www.nyc.gov/ht...­), likely the sole extant section of the Greenwich (Weehawken) Market [masked]), one of the oldest market houses in the United States. In 1935, at the time this piece was created, it was a pool hall [masked]) after alternating between liquor saloons and clam broth houses. By 1972, it was Choo Choo’s Pier, gay bar (1972); The Upstairs (1976); Sneakers, gay bar ([late] 1970s-99) before last being an adult video store since 2004.

      January 26, 2014

    • Charles

      Thanks for the link, JR. I have fond memories of Peter Rabbit.

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • J R

    Thanks Franklin, John, David, Jason, and everyone for organizing this. Had a great time.

    January 26, 2014

  • Larry L.

    Dear David G. Christie, Please obey the law: "It shall be a crime to be a brilliant scholar as well as adorable and stylish." (NYC CL[masked]

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Dan D.

    Thanks so much Charles. What a great connection to the exhibit David put together for us.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Tony D.

    I am looking forward to this event. This will be my first meetup event. Where do we meet?

    1 · January 22, 2014

    • Franklin V.

      all of the info is in the meet-up description. Meet on the steps of the main branch of the library.

      January 23, 2014

    • Franklin V.

      It was great to see you Tony.

      January 25, 2014

  • STEVE B.

    I was extremely impressed with David and John explanations and demonstrations. David's choices of so varied sources was exciting, and to include images of New Jersey for us country hicks, generous. It is difficult to stop teaching, once one starts. David was fabulous. Thank u for all that work to set up the exhibit. Can't wait for the next Meetup. Thanks to Franklin and John. Steve

    January 25, 2014

  • Tony D.

    I was intimidated at first. Fine art is scary there is so much room for interpretation. I found the group to be extremely welcoming and the presenters showed rare incite into works that were important to me and fun to view. Until I saw some of the rare prints I had no idea how important to me some of these prints were. I am so glad that I participated in this meet-up.

    January 25, 2014

  • Dan D.

    The choices David made were interesting and relatable. His explanations enlightened us. Franklin and John were affable hosts as usual.

    January 25, 2014

  • Ted

    Very informative and very gracious host!

    January 25, 2014

  • Len

    See you tomorrow!

    January 24, 2014

  • Paul

    I just deleted my name from the waiting list; my plans have changed for Saturday.

    January 23, 2014

  • Claire D.

    My +1 is sick so I'm dropping out. Congrats to the next on the waiting list. :-)

    January 23, 2014

    • Sander

      Omg!! Thank you Claire for the spot!! and thank you Franklin for changing my status!! Can't Wait!! I will see you guys soon!! ;)

      January 23, 2014

  • Nick M.

    I had to cancel. Conflicting meeting. Sorry. maybe next event?

    January 23, 2014

  • Sander

    I am the next, FINGER CROSSED

    January 23, 2014

  • Jim

    Thanks for changing my status from wait list to confirmed. Look forward to it.

    January 23, 2014

  • ralph r

    am no3 on the waiting list...aie aie aie Eye Eye Eye Will I, I, I, make it? hoping for the best if not you enjoy!

    January 22, 2014

    • Franklin V.

      your next up! you have to rsvp asap

      January 23, 2014

  • Christian

    Would have loved to join but I am away that day - keep up the excellent ideas!

    January 5, 2014

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