NYTimes City Section to Close

March 31, 2009 nyupressblog 0

Some sad news from the world of publishing; the City section of the New York Times is being closed down. Bringing you offbeat tales from all five boroughs, the City section was a part of

Uncovering NYC’s Lost Places of Leisure, Online

March 18, 2009 nyupressblog 0

David Freeland’s book, Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure, coming this summer from NYU Press, chronicles his journey through many forgotten corners of Manhattan that housed some of the most

Brian Lehrer Goes to the Grand Concourse

March 6, 2009 nyupressblog 0

A podcast featuring a shoutout for one of our most highly-anticipated books of the summer, Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, by Constance Rosenblum (editor of

Is Graffiti Good for Soho?

February 18, 2009 nyupressblog 1

Just one of the many interesting points in the NYTimes City Room review of Graffiti Lives by Greg Snyder: A provocative map in the book points out that unlike other “quality of life” crimes, graffiti

Meet KEZAM, Graffiti Writer

January 16, 2009 nyupressblog 1

Graffiti Lives author Gregory Snyder will be accompanied by one of the subjects of his book, KEZAM, at his events in NYC next week – both readings free and open to the public. KEZAM moved

BBC on Tin Pan Alley

December 10, 2008 nyupressblog 0

The British Broadcasting Co. interviewed David Freeland about the endangered landmark. His upcoming book is called Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure

Tin Panhandling

November 19, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Tin Pan Alley, the longtime NYC home of America’s songwriting industry, is up for sale. The New York Times wrote about efforts to save the historic block, using an interview with NYU Press author David

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