Mannahatta in Manhattan.

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 DWR: Tools for Living was jam-packed last night for Dr. Eric Sanderson’s lecture and signing of his best-selling book Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. People started arriving around 5:30 so they could get a seat; we were limited to 40 chairs. The rest of the crowd strained their necks to see the presentation, meticulous and beautiful recreations of New York City’s habitat and landscape as it was on September 12, 1609. Dr. Sanderson also described how his Mannahatta Project looks not just into the past, but also projects what New York City might look like in 2409, if we take steps now to make our city a better habitat for all who live here.

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After the presentation, Dr. Sanderson took questions and then signed copies of this book (which is still available to purchase at Tools for Living Soho.) It was a very fun and successful evening. Many guests had never been to our store before, and are excited to return in the near future.

If you missed last night’s event, have no fear. We had so many RSVPs that Dr. Sanderson has agreed to a second lecture and signing. He will return on Thursday, February 4 at 7pm. So come by to to pick up a book and learn about Mannahatta.

Posted by Hans Ericson, Assistant Manager, DWR: Tools for Living, SoHo