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




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




Secret Escape Routes of Chinatown…

July 27, 2009 nyupressblog 0

From the Library Journal interview of David Freeland, author (and tour guide) of Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville… The Atlantic Garden backed onto Elizabeth Street, from which at first it seemed to Freeland that only




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