Manhattan At Large: Honoring Miriam Friedlander, The Life, And Legacy

March 9, 2023

Tune in to honor the life and legacy of one of NYC’s most prominent public servants – the late council member Miriam Friedlander loved from Harlem to Hollis.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the NYC Department of Records and Information Services presents Manhattan at Large: Honoring Miriam Friedlander. Join us in-person (for a limited number of guests) or virtually (via Zoom) to hear from some of Miriam’s closest friends, colleagues, and allies as they discuss her legacy and impact. Panelists include Tommy Loeb, Lisa Kaplan, Frieda Bradlow and Margarita Lopez – with Commissioner Pauline Toole serving as moderator.

Note: if you are interested in attending this event in person at 31 Chambers Street, NYC 10007, please select the “In-Person Attendance” ticket option when RSVP-ing for this event. If you require an auxiliary aid or service in order to attend a DORIS event, please contact our Disability Service Facilitator.

Masks are required for all in-person attendees.

Miriam Friedlander


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Miriam Friedlander was an active and inspired city council member representing the East Village and Lower East Side from 1974 to 1991. She led her district and the NYC public by initiating important conversations and creating and holding space for the underrepresented. Throughout her life Miriam was a strong advocate for women, elders, tenants, the homeless and gay and lesbian communities. Tune in to our livestream of archived episodes of Manhattan at Large and watch as she discusses crucial topics with prominent city activists, organizers and civil servants that still ring true today.

Stay Tuned in March

We’ll also be livestreaming episodes from the Municipal Archives’ Channel L Working Group Collection all month long. To view episodes of Manhattan at Large featuring Miriam Friedlander, follow our YouTube channel.

The Channel L Working Group Inc. (1977-1991) was a not-for-profit corporation that produced public programs for the New York City government access cable Channel L. Manhattan at Large was a program featured on Channel L that presented pressing issues and important topics to the public, sometimes providing a phone-in component where callers would dialogue directly with hosts and guests.

Thu, March 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Free, in-person and virtual

Registration required

Event URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manhattan-at-large-honoring-miriam-friedlander-tickets-529484862477

31 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007-1203, United States 31 Chambers St Room 111 New York City, NY 10007

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