On Thursday, June 28, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, I’ll be at the Museum of the City of New York talking with author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, cartoonist Julia Wertz, and New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham about what it means to capture the “soul” of the city, even as many longtime New Yorkers question its survival.
Get your tickets and more info here. Use the code SOUL1 for a discount.
In other news, my book Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul will be out in paperback July 24. You can pre-order it now from any bookshop.
From the reviews:
“Essential reading for fans of Jane Jacobs, Joseph Mitchell, Patti Smith, Luc Sante, and cheap pierogi.” —Vanity Fair
“A full-throated lament for the city’s bygone charms.”—Wall Street Journal
“A cri de coeur that is essential reading for anyone who loves this city.” –The Village Voice
“The pleasure of reading Moss is his purity.” –The New York Times Book Review
“A remarkable atlas charting where New York has gone, and why.” –The New Republic
“Passionate, sprawling.” –Slate
“Moss, a cantankerous defender of the city he loves, chronicles its disconcerting metamorphosis from cosmopolitan melting pot to bland corporate lounge with passion and vigor; New York is lucky to have him on its side.” – NewYorker.com
“a vigorous, righteously indignant book that would do Jane Jacobs proud.” –Kirkus
“This is a very good, angrily passionate, and ultimately saddening book…. a brilliantly written and well-informed account.” –Booklist
“Every page is charged with Moss’s deep love of New York. It is both a vital and unequivocally depressing read.” – Village Voice
“an impassioned work of advocacy on behalf of a city that’s slipping away…a brawny book…a full-throated argument for New York City as a particular kind of place, and for a certain kind of life lived within it.” –Guernica
“a compelling and often necessary read…. One of the great accomplishments of this nearly 500-page polemic, is that even as I read through in a state of outrage and sadness, I was also reassured: I am not crazy. The city really has vanished…” – Daily Beast