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.
March is looking to be a busy month. I’ll be appearing at two different events this week alone.
On Wednesday, March 7th, I’ll be discussing my book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artist of 111 1st Street, at Little City Books in Hoboken, New Jersey. The event starts at 7:00 p.m.
While waiting for the light rail at Exchange Place in Jersey City earlier this month, I looked down at the platform decorated with a map commissioned by New Jersey Transit. Notable historic dates and places in Jersey City and Hudson County dotted the public art piece. Suddenly, I saw a very familiar name: Lorillard Tobacco Company. Continue reading
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