Sam Roberts talks about his History of New York in 27 Buildings. (12/10/19)

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New York Times correspondent Sam Roberts has told the story of New York through its people (“Only in New York”) and its artifacts (“A History of New York in 101 Objects”). Now he rises to another challenge—can bricks, glass, wood, and mortar reveal how and why New York City evolved into the nation's largest metropolis. In his latest book “A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis” Sam has selected architecture from among the city’s more than 600,000 buildings through which he can tell its story. Join us for a vision of New York that only Sam Roberts could provide, in this edition of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.

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