AUTHOR | HISTORIAN | TRAVEL & POLITICS | NEW YORK CITY EXPERT
I am the author of three books about New York City: Frommer's 24 Great Walks in New York (Wiley), Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City (Free Press/Simon & Schuster), and most recently, Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers (Lyons/Globe Pequot). With my wife and frequent collaborator, I've recently finished a complete revision of Fodor's 25 Best New York.
I also write various articles about travel, American politics and culture, New York City history, architecture, and culture, and have appeared on radio, tv, and in print as an expert on New York's rich past.
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"The Transformation of Jackson Heights" (Curbed, April 19, 2017)
Roadtripping Frank Lloyd Wright" (New York Post, March 14, 2017)
"The Fallen Five: The 'Great Theater Massacre" and the War to Remake Times Square" (Curbed, Mar 9, 2017)
"Is the World Ready for Frank Lloyd Wright's Suburban Utopia?" (Curbed, Jan 4, 2017)
"Spend the Holidays like New York's First Carolers" (New York Post, Dec 6, 2016)
"Thanksgiving began to spread liberal values. Let's keep that going" (Guardian Nov 24, 2016)
"Uncover the 400-Year-Old Secrets of Pocahontas" (New York Post, Oct 18, 2016)
"An East Coast tour for die-hard Hamilton fans" (Chicago Tribune, Sep 1, 2016)
"A Walking Tour of 1866 New York" (Curbed, Jul 27, 2016)
"How a Century-Old Zoning Law Gave Us Manhattan's Highest (and Hottest) Pads" (New York Post, Jul 7, 2016)
"Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses, and the Battle Over LOMEX" (Curbed, May 4, 2016)
"Want to Change 'Politics as Usual'? Make a Viable Multi-party System" (Guardian, Apr 26, 2016)