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Reading from “New York Calling”

Tom Robbins, Marshall Berman, Margaret Morton, and Brian Berger

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St., New York, NY 10002
nr. Stanton St. See Map
212-777-6028 Send to Phone

Nearby Subway Stops

F, V at Lower East Side-Second Ave.

10/19/07 6:30pm

The authors read from their contributions to the essay collection New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg.

New York Calling: A Reading at Barnes & Noble

There will be a reading from the book I contributed to, New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg, at Barnes & Noble tomorrow. In the book, writers reflect on how the city has changed (I say for the worse) in the past few decades. Reading will be contributors Luc Sante and Robert Sietsema. Book editors Brian Berger and Marshall Berman will also read.

Venue: Barnes & Noble
Times: Tomorrow 7pm.
Address: 675 Sixth Ave between 21st and 22nd Sts Chelsea Map it!
Phone: 212-727-1227

Travel: Subway: F, V to 23rd St Plan Route

Avail soon: “New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg”

A book I contributed to, New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg, edited by Marshall Berman and Brian Berger, will be available shortly.

Published by Reaktionbooks and distributed by The University of Chicago Press. PR from the Reaktionbooks site:

Acclaimed historian Marshall Berman and journalist Brian Berger gather here a stellar group of writers and photographers who combine their energies to weave a rich tale of struggle, excitement, and wonder. John Strausbaugh explains how Uptown has taken over Downtown, as Tom Robbins examines the mayors and would-be mayors who have presided over the transformation. Margaret Morton chronicles the homeless, while Robert Atkins offers a personal view of the city’s gay culture and the devastating impact of aids. Anthony Haden-Guest and John Yau offer insiders’ views of the New York art world, while Brandon Stosuy and Allen Lowe recount their discoveries of the local rock and jazz scenes. Armond White and Leonard Greene approach African-American culture and civil rights from perspectives often marginalized in so-called polite conversation.

Daily life in New York has its dramatic moments too. Luc Sante gives us glimpses of a city perpetually on the grift, Jean Thilmany and Philip Dray share secrets of Gotham’s ethnic enclaves, Richard Meltzer walks, Jim Knipfel rides the subways, and Robert Sietsema criss-crosses the city, indefatigably tasting everything from giant Nigerian tree snails to Fujianese turtles.

It’s a long way from old Brooklyn to the new Times Square. But New York Calling reminds us of what has changed – and what’s been lost – along the way.

Available from Amazon