New Project for 2024 is From the Adams Family

During the last few months I have been processing the papers from the estate of Franklin P. Adams. He is someone I have written a lot about over the last 20 years; he was the dean of the Algonquin Round Table and one of the most famous columnists of the pre-Jazz Age era. Adams was extremely influential on the careers of such notables as Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, and Edna Ferber. This fall I was Continue Reading →

Podcast Guest on Saboteurs and Spies

I had a lot of fun being a last-minute replacement guest on a great New York City podcast last night, Rediscovering New York. You can watch it here via Facebook Live. The subject was Saboteurs and Spies, and I covered the Civil War in New York as well as WWI and the Black Tom Island explosion in 1916. My fellow tour guide Robert Brenner was also a guest covering WWII and those pesky Nazis in Continue Reading →

New Paperback Edition of the Algonquin Round Table New York

In what came as a surprise to me, a paperback edition of The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide (2015) has been published by Lyons Press. The hardcover vanished last year (which was the centennial of the Round Table launch, unfortunately) and this paperback takes its place. It is all the same content as the 2015, just in paperback. It remains 274 pages and is priced at $16.95 in the USA. It is Continue Reading →

Bronx Book Nominated for Apple Award

I am really proud to announce that my book 111 Places In The Bronx That You Must Not Miss has been nominated for an award. The Guides Association of New York City’s Apple Awards have tapped me for the category Outstanding Achievement in Book Writing (Non-Fiction). This is the award I won two years ago for World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War. It’s a big Continue Reading →

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 →