The Lost Home of Harlem Jazz

November 10, 2010 nyupressblog 0

David Freeland, author of Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure, takes Channel 13 on a tour of 133rd st. in Harlem, a quiet residential street where swing music once ruled.




Favorite Poem: David Freeland

April 23, 2010 nyupressblog 2

My grandmother, Jean Gosse, wrote poems that reflected daily life and concerns in mid-20th century Newfoundland. At the time “The Little Boy who didn’t pass” was written (the early 1950s), Newfoundland had only recently become




So Many Awards for NYU Press!

March 15, 2010 nyupressblog 0

The New York Society Library has chosen Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by Constance Rosenblum as a winner in the 2009-2010 New York City Book




Time Out for Taxi Dances

August 4, 2009 nyupressblog 0

A review of Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure in this week’s Time Out NY: New Yorkers who incessantly gripe about gentrification have become as grating as the near-constant noise




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