New York, 1881. The streets of the city are boiling over with activity, and immigrants are pouring in from all over the world in search of a future. One of them is Rafael Guastavino, architect, artist, self-made man, a person determined to make his way in the land of opportunity.
After dodgy beginnings that nearly leave him ruined, he became a famed architect and the creator of some of the most emblematic buildings in the history of American architecture, like Grand Central Station and its Oyster Bar, and the Natural History Museum.
Once Upon a Time in New York is the magnificent portrait of an era and of the architect who reshaped New York with works whose beauty still takes our breath away.