|One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This
This May, we’re marking NYC’s creative history by installing plaques at 33 sites that inspired us over the past three decades. Who cares where Eleanor Roosevelt slept? This is where Gordon Matta-Clark opened his SoHo Restaurant FOOD; where there was a sandy beach in Manhattan for 7 years; and where the Mudd Club once ruled the night! The sites were chosen by a range of artists and writers who have made a mark on NY themselves. The project literally jumps off the pages of Creative Time: The Book for which writer and critic Linda Yablonsky wrote an essay titled New York: A Personal Site Map.
Hear the History (as of May 1)
Click on the site on the left to read about what happened there, then click on the commentator to hear a story told by artists and notable New Yorkers. Or take a tour around the city, grab your cell phone, and look for the telephone number on each plaque. See the map below to get the address.
One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This is made possible with the generous support of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, with an audio tour provided by Antenna Audio, a division of Discovery Travel Media.
Indicates a virtual plaque.