On CBS New York Talking the Best of the Bronx, New Book

I was lucky to be invited with photographer Joe Conzo, Jr, to CBS New York Sunday Morning on June 23 to talk about our new book 111 Places in The Bronx That You Must Not Miss. We had a really nice chat with anchors Andrea Grymes and Cindy Hsu, who obviously read the book in advance and new what to ask. Andrea formerly worked in The Bronx, so she was an expert. Among the places Continue Reading →

I’m Dubbed in French to Talk WWI Wooden Battleship

I was interviewed for a French-German TV documentary on the USS Recruit, the WWI battleship that was in Union Square. The episode is in French, but I think the guy sounds like me. It aired on Arte, the travel documentary Invitation Au Voyage. For WWI, the focus of Navy and Marine Corps recruiting was Union Square. On Memorial Day, May 30, 1917, the Navy “launched” the battleship USS Recruit, made entirely of wood, on Broadway. Continue Reading →

TV Interview Tapes at Algonquin Hotel

I had the pleasure to be interviewed by reporter Andrew Whitman, the anchor and senior political correspondent for RNN FiOS1. We didn’t talk politics, just the legacy of the Algonquin Round Table. It was perfect to sit at the Round Table and talk about The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide. The interview aired last night on the Regional News Network in the tri-state area on the Richard French Live show. Thanks to Continue Reading →