Sari Botton & Jeremiah Moss on the “Vanishing New York”

  |  August 5, 2017

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost its Soul

Vanishing New York

New York City once had enough room for revolutionary artists, working class immigrants, and societal outcasts alongside its Wall Street brokers and Madison Avenue spin doctors. It had a rough side that was wild, fertile and furtive, passionate and idiosyncratic. For over 10 years, Jeremiah Moss has published a blog entitled “Vanishing New York,” a nostalgic and embittered eulogy cataloguing the changes to his beloved city over decades of “hyper-gentification.” Moss laments the displaced people, fallen landmarks, and slow bloodletting of New York’s soul. With a hard-hitting style that The Village Voice describes a “mixture of snark, sorrow, poeticism, and lyric wit,” Moss mourns the creativity crushed under the rise of luxury condo buildings and the personality swept away in a tide of boutique hotels and frozen yogurt chains.

Moss’s has collated this heartbreak into the recent book Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost its Soul.  NYC ex-pat and editor of Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, Sari Botton will discuss Moss’s book and the “soulless” city with him at a special event in Midtown Kingston, sponsored by Upstater, The Golden Notebook, Outdated Café, and Rebecca Martin.

Event Details:

Friday, August 18, 2017, 6:00pm
Kingston City Hall
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401

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