Episode 33: Photographer Joe Conzo, Jr.

On our second episode recorded at Bronx Native, we sit down with photographer Joe Conzo, Jr. He shot the photos for 111 Places In The Bronx That You Must Not Miss, which came out this month. Joe is a lifelong Bronxite, and talks about growing up in the shadow of famous parents, and navigating the world of The Bronx. Today his images are recognized around the world as being at the moment when Hip Hop Continue Reading →

Algonquin Round Table Centennial Summer

The Algonquin Hotel is not going to let the centennial of the first luncheon of the Algonquin Round Table pass without notice. The national literary landmark has planned an entire summer of events to celebrate the Vicious Circle, which began as a welcome home roast for critic Alexander Woollcott in June 1919. To mark the occasion, the hotel is having a special $19.99 lunch menu every day until Labor Day, live music on Thursdays and Continue Reading →

Episode 32: Bronx Native entrepreneur Amaurys Grullon

The show moves to The Bronx for a special episode tied to the launch of 111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss. We recorded the show in Bronx Native, the store run by Amaurys Grullon and his sister, Roselyn, that is wildly popular in the borough. Amaurys tells how they launched the brand just a few years ago because there was a dearth in any merchandise that promoted the Bronx, or spoke Continue Reading →

Bonus Episode: British Kids Invasion

For the first show to have kids come on, we got two good ones: Maeve and Aoifa. These two cute kids from Bath, England, were touring around the city and gave us the scoop on their impressions of New York. It stacks up much better than London. We had a lot of fun with these two. On this bonus episode, Joanna gets the first copy of Kevin’s new book, 111 Places in the Bronx That Continue Reading →

Sneak Peek of New Statue of Liberty Museum

I guess I’ve been to the museum inside the Statue of Liberty pedestal more than 250 times in the past few years. So I know it pretty well. I’ve been to this modest museum more than any other in New York City. Sometimes I went seven days a week. So I think I’m well versed in what it offers. This week that museum was shutdown and a new $100-million glitzy museum opened in its place. Continue Reading →

Episode 31: 5 Guests at the Docs anniversary party

Sitting in the window seat on Avenue A and East 9th Street, we record a live show before the big 25th anniversary party at Doc Holliday’s. While there is just a little bit of reminiscing–by Joanna Holliday who has worked here the entire stretch since 1994–the party gives us the chance to briefly meet quite a cast of regulars and bring them on the show. It’s a really great mix of the kind of folks Continue Reading →

111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss

Here’s the press release for my new book. I am very proud to work with Joe Conzo on it, and I hope you’ll pick it up. It’s available for pre-order now on all the online stores. Or you can go to any bookstore and tell them the title and they’ll order it for you. Thank you. 111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick Photographs by Joe Conzo Jr. Continue Reading →

Episode 30: Painter Sonya Sklaroff

We are back in the studio at The Lambs with contemporary painter Sonya Sklaroff. It is a good show for a few reasons: Not only is it Joanna’s birthday, but she went to elementary school with Sonya, and they haven’t seen each other in years. It’s a great conversation about art and painting, and how Sonya went from wage slave working at Saks, to successful painter for more than 27 years. Bonus is Sonya put Continue Reading →

Episode 29: Tips, Tricks, & Hacks From Your Hosts

What if you’re in a hotel and the ice bucket is too small? How do you get a book deal? These and more questions are answered as we tackle a lot of fun topics, in the wake of our winning the Apple Award from the Guides Association for New York City. Kevin gets asked how to get a book to market. Jo kicks around ideas for podcast conventions and trade shows to attend. We want Continue Reading →

Episode 28: Forgotten New York’s Kevin Walsh

We help Kevin Walsh celebrate 20 years of running his award-winning site Forgotten New York. Kevin has been documenting the changing and forgotten bits of the five boroughs with meticulous block-by-block dedication for two decades. In Episode 28 find out how a kid from Bay Ridge obsessed over street lamps and turned his hobby into a life-long passion and popular website. He is also an author of a book based on the site. We find Continue Reading →