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Entries from April 30th, 2012

Jane’s Walk NYC: Free Walking Tour of the Tenderloin and Tin Pan Alley this Sunday, May 6, at 12 Noon!

April 30th, 2012 10 Comments

As part of Jane’s Walk this coming weekend, I will be hosting a free walking tour through the visible remnants of New York’s forgotten late-19th century vice district, the Tenderloin, along with its most enduring cultural manifestation, the original “Tin Pan Alley,” birthplace of the American popular music industry.  I wrote extensively about the Tenderloin and […]


An Arbor Day Mystery

April 25th, 2012 9 Comments

Dear Gotham Lost and Found readers, Today I was contacted by Aby Sam Thomas, a graduate student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, who sent a piece he had written about a mysterious plaque at 120th Street and Broadway.  After discussing it with Aby (and in honor of Arbor Day, which is this Friday), I am publishing his article […]

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