The first public event for my new book Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York is on May 16, from 6 – 8pm. Untapped Cities, is hosting a presentation, Q&A and book party inside the historic Starrett-Lehigh Building in Chelsea, a New York City landmark located along the Hudson River.
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders, $15 for the public
CAPACITY: 74 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Please, please consider attending! It would be nice to have friendly, familiar faces in the crowd!
As the rents skyrocket in my neighborhood, one by one businesses shut down and leave behind empty storefronts that don’t get filled because who can make a go of it with rents like these?? Someone wrote their comment on what was left behind in my former newspaper/magazine store. It was sad, but I no longer read print versions of newspapers, and the magazines I used to love are largely gone or are not so lovable anymore. (You can see my reflection in the window.)