THEATER | ARCHITECTURE | HISTORY | TRAVEL | POLITICS | CULTURE | NEW YORK CITY

(sometimes all at once)

""People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them." ​- James Baldwin

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 also completely revised ​Fodor's 25 Best New York in 2016. 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. We occasionally lead Zoom walking tours around the city: see www.walknyc.com.

I'm also a playwright. My new Zoom Theatrical Experience, Saint Mary Immaculate Virtual High School Reunion is premiering the weekend of January 29-31,2021. Check us out at saintmaryimmaculatereunion.com