Episode 38: The Bronxer, Alex Rivera

We meet one of the rising stars in the city, Alex Rivera, aka The Bronxer. He’s part of the driving creative energy coming out of The Bronx as a visual artist and creative, with his photographs gaining wide appeal, his projects at El Fogón and borough hotspots, to his brand Section 8 Entrepreneur. Alex has a lot of plates spinning the air, and it’s a pleasure to meet someone so focused. He’s got new books Continue Reading →

Bronx Buzz Shows Love for 111 Places

It was a pleasure to return to sit down with host Gary Axelbank on the Bronx Buzz on BronxNet TV. Joe Conzo and I were on the show in January to announce 111 Places In The Bronx That You Must Not Miss. In June we returned to give Gary a copy of the book. We were also able to share photos and talk about some of the places in the book, a diverse mix that Continue Reading →

Launch Party at The Lit. Bar Brings Out Bronx Best

We had a fantastic launch party on June 20 for 111 Places in The Bronx That You Must Not Miss. It was held at the brand-new spot, The Lit. Bar, 131 Alexander Avenue. Photographer Joe Conzo and I signed a lot of copies and gave a short slide show of 11 places that are in the book. I want to personally thank the proprietor, Noëlle Santos, and her wonderful team, for hosting us. It was Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Cover Reveal Day 111 Places in the Bronx You Must Not Miss

Today is the Cover Reveal Day for my new book. 111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss (Emons). It comes out May 18 with photos by the amazing Joe Conzo. Today we can show the full cover, front and back. The book is available now for pre-order at all bookstores, and online. A few months ago Joe and I were on Gary Axelbank’s show Bronx Buzz on Bronxnet TV to announce the Continue Reading →

111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss, On TV

I joined Joe Conzo on host Gary Axelbank’s show Bronx Buzz on Bronxnet TV to announce the publication of our forthcoming book, 111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss (Emons). The book publication date was moved up to mid-May and we made our first TV appearance to talk about the book. It is part of the international hit series 111 Places. I’ve been talking a little about it on our podcast, Joanna Continue Reading →

RIP Commodore Hotel aka Grand Hyatt

My friends of the Guides Association of New York City, of which I’m a proud member, tipped me off to the news today that the Grand Hyatt Hotel is going to be razed. This is sad because 2019 is the centennial of the hotel’s opening. I was immediately reminded of the hotel because it’s an entry in my 2005 book A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York (Roaring Forties Press). I wrote a chapter about Continue Reading →

Cocktail Book Talk on a Rooftop

Last night I got the opportunity to do something I’ve not done in a couple of years. I didn’t know how much I missed it until I actually was doing it. This was a quick book talk about Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide, which was my third book and was published five years ago. Our financial planner, Steve Gross of Ameriprise, hosted a really nice cocktail party on the rooftop lounge of Continue Reading →

Episode 2: Poker Shape & Books

The first episode went so well, we now have a new one for Joanna and Kevin’s Big Show. In this second episode, Jo Holliday starts to get into “poker shape” and prepare for the World Series of Poker. She’s not drinking while working in a dive bar; and reveals the mental aspect in poker. Kevin Fitzpatrick talks about his World War I book and promoting the book during the year. He’s also interested in veterans Continue Reading →