On March 9, 2018, New Jersey Future invited me to speak about artists, cities, and gentrification at their inaugural Ignite series as part of their annual Redevelopment Forum in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Last night, I prayed for the snowstorm to pass. For the first time in my life, I did NOT wish for a snow day. However, mother nature continued with her plans.
On February 8, 2018, I appeared on This is the Modern World on WFMU (91.1 FM)–a legendary listener-supported independent radio station–to discuss artists, cities, gentrification, Jersey City, and my book, Left Bank of the Hudson: 111 1st Street and the Artists of 111 1st Street (Fordham University Press). Continue reading
The New Year started right.
My neighborhood association invited me to read from Left Bank of the Hudson at its monthly open-mic and author series, Backroom Broadsides, on January 2, 2018. The event took place in the atmospheric parlour of the Fox & Crow, a favorite local pub and a popular spot for live music and performances. Continue reading
On October 3, 2017, nearly three months ago, my first book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street, was published by Fordham University Press.
The publication marked the conclusion of a five-year effort and an achievement of a lifelong dream of becoming an author. You could say it was–and remains–a big deal. Continue reading