November 19, 2008 | CUNY Lecture Series, New York City College of Technology
As a veteran reporter for The New York Times, Joseph Berger has written about the city’s immigrants and how newcomers to areas like Astoria, Ditmas Park and East Harlem have improved these neighborhoods. In his book “The World in a City,” published by Ballantine Books in 2007, he took a deeper look at his subjects. “I could do interviews in exotic places like Ecuador, Uzbekistan, Guyana and Ghana simply by getting on the subway for the cost of a Metro card,” said Berger, discussing New York’s changing cultural landscape as part of the Jewish Faculty & Staff Association’s Distinguished Speakers Series at New York City College of Technology.
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