Bronx Buzz Shows Love for 111 Places

It was a pleasure to return to sit down with host Gary Axelbank on the Bronx Buzz on BronxNet TV. Joe Conzo and I were on the show in January to announce 111 Places In The Bronx That You Must Not Miss. In June we returned to give Gary a copy of the book. We were also able to share photos and talk about some of the places in the book, a diverse mix that Continue Reading →

Launch Party at The Lit. Bar Brings Out Bronx Best

We had a fantastic launch party on June 20 for 111 Places in The Bronx That You Must Not Miss. It was held at the brand-new spot, The Lit. Bar, 131 Alexander Avenue. Photographer Joe Conzo and I signed a lot of copies and gave a short slide show of 11 places that are in the book. I want to personally thank the proprietor, Noëlle Santos, and her wonderful team, for hosting us. It was Continue Reading →

On CBS New York Talking the Best of the Bronx, New Book

I was lucky to be invited with photographer Joe Conzo, Jr, to CBS New York Sunday Morning on June 23 to talk about our new book 111 Places in The Bronx That You Must Not Miss. We had a really nice chat with anchors Andrea Grymes and Cindy Hsu, who obviously read the book in advance and new what to ask. Andrea formerly worked in The Bronx, so she was an expert. Among the places Continue Reading →

111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss

Here’s the press release for my new book. I am very proud to work with Joe Conzo on it, and I hope you’ll pick it up. It’s available for pre-order now on all the online stores. Or you can go to any bookstore and tell them the title and they’ll order it for you. Thank you. 111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick Photographs by Joe Conzo Jr. Continue Reading →

Cover Reveal Day 111 Places in the Bronx You Must Not Miss

Today is the Cover Reveal Day for my new book. 111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss (Emons). It comes out May 18 with photos by the amazing Joe Conzo. Today we can show the full cover, front and back. The book is available now for pre-order at all bookstores, and online. A few months ago Joe and I were on Gary Axelbank’s show Bronx Buzz on Bronxnet TV to announce the Continue Reading →

111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss, On TV

I joined Joe Conzo on host Gary Axelbank’s show Bronx Buzz on Bronxnet TV to announce the publication of our forthcoming book, 111 Places in the Bronx That You Must Not Miss (Emons). The book publication date was moved up to mid-May and we made our first TV appearance to talk about the book. It is part of the international hit series 111 Places. I’ve been talking a little about it on our podcast, Joanna Continue Reading →

RIP Commodore Hotel aka Grand Hyatt

My friends of the Guides Association of New York City, of which I’m a proud member, tipped me off to the news today that the Grand Hyatt Hotel is going to be razed. This is sad because 2019 is the centennial of the hotel’s opening. I was immediately reminded of the hotel because it’s an entry in my 2005 book A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York (Roaring Forties Press). I wrote a chapter about Continue Reading →

WWI Book An Award Winner

It is a huge honor for me to announce that I was awarded my first-ever literary honor on Monday. My book World War One New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War (Globe Pequot Press) took home the Apple Award given by the Guides Association for New York City. The awards category my book was nominated in and won is Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction New York City Book Writing (Published Continue Reading →

Greater Astoria Historical Society WWI Talk March 5

On Monday, March 5, I will be speaking at the Greater Astoria Historical Society about my book World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War. The talk is free for GAHS members, $5 for non-members. Greater Astoria Historical Society Quinn Building 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor Long Island City, NY 11106 Part One of my talk covers all five Boroughs of New York City. These are the places Continue Reading →

Neysa McMein, Illustrator and Iconic Figure

Today is the birth date of Neysa McMein, January 25, 1888, in Quincy, Illinois. Born Marjorie Moran McMein, she was the highest-paid and most in-demand female artist of the Jazz Age, who painted scores of magazine covers and created iconic posters in World War I. She was also a player in Women’s Suffrage in New York, a fashion icon, and a member of the Algonquin Round Table. McMein was a volunteer in France in WWI, Continue Reading →