Jeremiah Moss makes his first public appearance to celebrate the publication of Vanishing New York: How A Great City Lost Its Soul, with a presentation followed by a conversation with the audience, with signing will follow. Refreshments will be served. Books will be for sale from our friends at WORD Bookstore.
This event is free & open to the public, and admission will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We expect a capacity crowd.
Jeremiah Moss, creator of the award-winning blog Vanishing New York, is the pen name of Griffin Hansbury. His writing on the city has appeared in The New York Times, The Daily News, and online at The New Yorker and The Paris Review. As Hansbury, he is the author of The Nostalgist, a novel, and works as a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.
About Vanishing New York
A Jane Jacobs for the digital age, blogger and cultural commentator Jeremiah Moss has spent the past decade observing and painstakingly documenting the sea change that has occurred in New York City, and has emerged as one of the most outspoken and celebrated critics of this dramatic shift.
Now, in Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul, he reports on the city’s development in the twenty-first century, a period of “hyper-gentrification” that has resulted in the shocking transformation of beloved neighborhoods and the loss of treasured unofficial landmarks.
Propelled by Moss’ hard-hitting, cantankerous style, Vanishing New York is a staggering examination of contemporary "urban renewal" and its repercussions—not only for New Yorkers, but for all of America and the world.
“I haven’t read a more impassioned book in over a decade. Vanishing New York is angry, incredulous, but also full of insight into a city of legend, where every legend happened to be true.” — Gary Shteyngart
“For those of us who’ve watched hopelessly as our beautiful city has turned into an assortment of Duane Reades and Starbucks, this book is a must-read. Jeremiah Moss bears witness on our behalf, and puts it all into brilliant perspective.” — Andy Cohen, host and executive producer, Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen