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NAMING GOTHAM by Rebecca Bratspies with Bob Singleton

January 24, 7 pm8 pm.
Naming Gotham

Join us in store as we launch Queens author Rebecca Bratspies’s book NAMING GOTHAM. Rebecca will be interviewed by Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.



The Van Wyck, the Major Deegan, the Jackie Robinson, the Hutch, the Merritt, FDR Drive, or the Henry Hudson…you might drive them regularly, without really noticing that those road names are, well, names. But, who were these people?

New York City’s many roads, bridges, neighborhoods and institutions bear the names of a colorful assortment of people from key periods in the city’s history. Learning about the people iconic Gotham landmarks are named for is a unique window into the history of the greatest city in the world.

Author Rebecca Bratspies takes readers on a place-based, intimate, historical journey on a human scale.

NOTE: A ticket purchase is required for admission. You may redeem your ticket at the event for $5 off any book (such as a signed copy of NAMING GOTHAM).

**This is a masked event! Please do not attend the event if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:


-Chills or sweats


-Sore throat

-Shortness of breath

-Runny nose

-Loss of sense of smell/taste

We are happy to refund you for your ticket if you’re unable to attend due to health precautions. We appreciate your consideration in keeping Queens safe.**