Past Features

February 5, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 1)

New Yorkers Didn't Always Eat Out

Cindy Lobel
Cindy Lobel
Whether you're in the mood for Indian or soul food, New York City is the place to find it, but it wasn't always the case. On Thursday, February 15, History Professor Cindy Lobel will deliver a talk that will shed light on the City's food culture. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program at Lehman, the talk will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Room 221 of Carman Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Titled "The Appetite of the Metropolis: Urban Growth and Changing Food Habits in Nineteenth-Century New York City," Professor Lobel's talk will focus on the growth of New York City and how this growth affected the eating habits of New Yorkers. She will address the decline of New York's public market system, the rise of retail food stores, and the emergence of restaurants in the nineteenth century.

Professor Lobel earned her doctorate in American history at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her areas of expertise include urban history, the history of New York City and State, and United States cultural history.

For more information on this event, call 718-960-1160.