Radio, etc.

Aaron Shkuda, urban historian and project manager of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities at Princeton University, writes about the changing face of SoHo in his book The Lofts of SoHo: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980. Local artists Yukie Ohta and Jared Bark join the conversation and discuss affordability and gentrification from their perspectives as artists living and working in NYC. Yukie runs the SoHo Memory Project Blog and has lived in SoHo since she was a child. She is curating a SoHo oral history project for the New York Public Library. Jared currently runs Bark Frameworks in Long Island City.
 
 
 
SMP at the Municipal Arts Society

On October 22, 2015, I spoke at the Municipal Arts Society’s Jane Jacobs Forum on “Sensing the City,” with a focus on Jacobs’ legacy in SoHo at The TimesCenter. We had a great turnout and a lively Q and A after the presentations. Watch the entire event on YouTube here.

 

SMP Detour

detour-sohoThis fall, Detour came out with “SoHo: Artists in Residence”  a GPS triggered audio tour of SoHo that I narrate, and that also includes the voices of Roslyn Bernstein, Susan Brundage, Ken Hiratsuka, Brett Littman, Robert Morris, Barbara Rose, and Shael Shapiro. This one-hour tour takes you through the streets of SoHo while I point out little-known historical sites that are “hidden” in plain sight. I also tell personal anecdotes about what it was like to grow up in artists’ SoHo.
  
  
  

conversations-with-allan-wolperSMP on Conversations with Allan Wolper

In 2015, I was interviewed by Allan Wolper, former Editorial Director of the SoHo Weekly News, for his WBGO radio show “Conversations with Alan Wolper.” We talked about SMP, SoHo then and now, and what it was like to grow up in 1970s SoHo.

To listen, please click here.


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