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How Creatures Helped Create New York City

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Bruce Burnside

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Full Course Name: Horses, Oysters and Pigeons: How Creatures Helped Create New York City

Yet the city is also shaped by forces that are not as obvious or visible but nonetheless have had significant impact on the city: its animal inhabitants.

Join us as we look at the city’s culture and history through horses, oysters, and pigeons—those unexpected and unique beings that make New York, well, New York! We’ll explore how these species and humans shaped the city we know today: its environmental health, architecture, nightlife, and economy. How did horses—now almost entirely vanished—contribute to the way we move through the city and our modern sewer system? What role did oysters play for free Black New Yorkers in building prosperous lives and in shaping our late-night culture? How did pigeons come to represent the most common in convivial interaction New Yorkers have with wildlife?

Get a unique take on how animals have shaped human history and everyday culture in New York City.


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Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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