Episode 25: Dave McWater on bars, boxing, business

Listen to East Village legend Dave McWater, the ultimate city raconteur. Our guest explains how he left Oklahoma for NYU and achieved success by following his grandfather’s advice about working hard. Dave has owned Doc Hollidays for 25 years, and with savvy acumen has three more classic bars in his portfolio: D.B.A., Library Bar, and Milano’s. He has been involved in sports management since the ‘90s and now heads Split-T Management, which is managing rising Continue Reading →

Episode 1: Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show

Welcome to Joanna & Kevin’s Big Show podcast! Joanna Holliday is a professional poker player, bartender, and wellness enthusiast. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is the author of 7 books tied to New York City history, and a walking tour guide. The Big Show is recorded live at The Lambs in Midtown Manhattan. In our debut episode, we review who we are for the pilot show. We also need to come up with a name for the Continue Reading →

Governors Island Explorer’s Guide: Adventure & History in New York Harbor

The wait is nearly over!  The publication date for my new book, Governors Island Explorer’s Guide: Adventure & History in New York Harbor,  is just one month away: Eight easy-to-follow maps cover all 172 acres of Governors Island. Also included is information about planning a trip, ferry service, where to eat, and bicycle paths. Learn the history of Castle Williams and Fort Jay—protecting New York since the 18th Century. Read a guide to the island’s Continue Reading →