The Ford Foundation has awarded the Museum of the City of New York a $250,000 grant for an exhibition, "Standing Tall: New York's Century of Affordable Housing," to be curated by Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social sciences and director of the core curriculum at NYIT. The grant will support the public exhibition, a companion book, and a program series to acquaint more than 125,000 visitors with the extent and complexity of the many efforts to provide affordable housing in New York City. The exhibition will be on view from July through December 2014.
Bloom is an expert on urban development and a sought-after media commentator on New York history. His book, Public Housing That Worked: New York in the Twentieth Century, is considered a comprehensive resource on the topic. He has provided commentary for the popular four-part news segment, "Housing Generations," in December 2012 on New York Public Radio, and was interviewed for a show on public housing for Brian Lehrer.TV, which aired on CUNY TV in November 2012.
Read an NYIT profile about Nicholas Bloom.
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