A story of the strangest friendship that ever was: a dapper young bank thief and the detective hired by the banks to apprehend him. For more about this and my other books, go here.
Fascinating New Yorkers has been reviewed by The US Review of Books. Reviewer Gabriella Tutino says, "There's something for everyone here in this collection of profiles, and it serves as a source of inspiration for readers who love NYC." For the whole review, click on US Review.
SPIKY SHAFTS AND
SWIMMING POOLS TODAY
The Sunday Times Real Estate section is rarely visited by me, for what do I know or care about real estate? But the Real Estate section of the Times of April 21, 2019, caught my eye, for there on the front page was a big picture of the corner of West 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, where I tread almost daily. Featured in the photo were two landmarked corner buildings: on the southwest corner, the new Museum of Illusions, and across the street on the northwest corner, a CVS pharmacy. Both buildings are in the classical style, their columned façades vaguely reminiscent of the Parthenon, a style not particularly appropriate for a modern museum or a CVS. As one might guess, they were once banks – the New York County National Savings Bank and the New York Savings Bank. That was back when banking was a boring business, prudent and sedate, that preferred Greek-temple-like façades that oozed dignity and respect. Ah, those good old days!
|The Dime before renovations.|
|The copper clock.|
|The beginning of construction, but as yet no tower.|
Coming soon: Maybe something about agents and me. Maybe something about the Museum of Illusions, Filipino martial arts, Soapology, and Rolfing.
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