Greetings from Asbury Park

Asbury Park, New Jersey, a small, yet storied city alongside the Atlantic Ocean is one of my favorite places. People flock to it for the music, the food, and, of course, the beach. Over the past decade, my wife and I have built a tradition of visiting Asbury Park for an off-season vacation every spring or autumn.

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The Metropole: New Writing

The Metropole, the official blog of the Urban History Association, recently published a post by me. The blog features scholars and writers approaching urban history from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints.

My piece details how I first learned about the former 111 1st Street arts community in Jersey City, New Jersey and how I conducted research on the subject for my book, Left Bank of the Hudson. The story behind the story.

You read my full post here.