Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss
For all who were born and raised in New York, the changes in our neighborhoods have been a constant irritation, and a constant discussion from the days of squatters in Alphabet City, the warehouses below Houston Street that now occupy what is known as Soho, Hell’s Kitchen, Little Italy, Chinatown, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn – there has been no escape from the vanishing city that occupies our memories. Keeping it all in the forefront, the beloved blog site, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York. He has kept count of everything from our vanishing several-generation Mom & Pop bakeries and diners to vanishing buildings, and even some of our iconic people. He has organized demonstrations and petitions, lit a fire under landlords and politicians, and been not only a voice for the vanishing, but a site for “New Yawkers” to share their “vanishing” news with other readers. He has been called a Jane Jacobs of the digital age, and he has done it all anonymously. Until now!
Thanks to The New Yorker, we all have a little heads-up on who our digital Jane Jacobs is – Griffin Hansbury – and we will have a chance to meet him at the launching of his book.
Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul, by Jeremiah Moss, will have its Book Launch Party on July 27th, from 7-8:30pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street.
I think he will always be Jeremiah Moss to us.