Jim Mackin

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT JIM:

Retired Financial Executive

New York University MBA 

Fordham University BA

Traveled to 40 Countries and all 50 States

Lifelong runner, including 5 NYC Marathons

Sings and plays guitar with most anyone

 

AFFILIATIONS:

President and Board Member - Friends of Taconic State Park and the historic Copake Iron Works

Board Member and former President - Society for Industrial Archeology, Roebling Chapter

Co-Leader - Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group

PRESENTATIONS and TOURS for such organizations as:

New York Academy of Medicine

United Federation of Teachers

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan School of Music

Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group

Columbus-Amsterdam Business Improvement District

Society for Industrial Archeology

Newark Historical Society

Molloy College

Columbia County Historical Society

Regis High School

Hostel International NYC

Roeliff Jansen Historical Society

Morningside Historic District Committe

New York Public Library

National Railroad Historical Society

KEY PRESENTATIONS:

Ninth Avenue Elevated Railroad

1939-1940 World's Fair

Copake Iron Works

Battle of Harlem Heights

Urban Renewal and an Incredible African-American Community

Paterson, New Jersey

Bloomingdale Insane Asylum

Cinema History

Artists in Taconic State Park

Hospitals and their History

Seth Boyden, Inventor

Straus Park and Notable Sculptures

 

HONORS:

Morningside Heights Historic District Committee Award for Contributions to the Community

Mayor's Volunteer Service Award

FAVORITE PLACES:

New-York Historical Society - www.nyhistory.org

New York Society Library - www.nysoclib.org

Skyscraper Museum - skyscraper.org

FAVORITE LINKS:

Bloomingdale Neighborhood History - bloomingdalehistory.com

Newark Historical Society - www.newarkhistorysociety.org

Society for Industrial Archeology - www.roeblingsia.org