As part of the Museum of the City of New York's exhibit "The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011," Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione will share the history of the grid development for northern Manhattan. 

Miscione will present an illustrated lecture explaining why Andrew Green, who headed the creation of Central Park, ultimately rejected the 1811 grid design, and what he devised in its place. Miscione will show how Green decided the fate — and direction — of Broadway, and how his planning work planted the seed for the consolidation of 1898, a masterstroke that created the five-borough New York City that exists today.

The lecture costs $12 for non-members, $8 for seniors and students and $6 for museum members. Those who do not reserve tickets in advance will have to pay an additional $2 at the door.