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FRED’S BLOG

2011

TO MOVE BETWEEN PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE:

SOME PAGES HAVE AN ARROW WAY DOWN AT THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THE PAGE.  YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT.  “STORIES OF NEW YORK” HAS THREE PAGES OF TOURS.

2012

I am looking for sponsors for my tours.  I have been doing my Madison Square tour once a month for the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership since 2007.  I have done six annual “Evacuation Day” tours for Fraunces Tavern® Museum, and four annual “A Rebellious Brew:  New York’s Tea Party of 1774” tours, also for Fraunces Tavern®.  Now I need sponsors for all my other tours.  Any suggestions?

KAREN KATALINE HAS PUBLISHED HER LONG-AWAITED MEMOIR “FATLASH!  FOOD POLICE AND THE FEAR OF THIN”.  SHE TELLS OF HOW HER THERAPIST AND HER BOYFRIEND HELPED HER, THIRTY YEARS AGO, TO DEAL WITH THE TERRIFYING MEMORIES FROM HER CHILDHOOD SPENT UNDER A PUSHY, WEIGHT-OBSESSED MOTHER.  I WAS “GLEN”, THE BOYFRIEND.  www.fatlash.com.

2013

In January 2013 I addressed the Legal History Committee of the New York Bar Association on Evacuation Day — the day the British evacuated New York City and the War for Independence was over.

In November 2013 I was interviewed for three hours on Ayn Rand by French Public Radio.  As usual, they used only a minute or two of my input, but the show did air.

2014

In 2014, I gave GEORGE WASHINGTON AND GHOSTS OF NEW YORK for Dr. Phil’s New York Walks and Talks.  Five times.  In costume.

In 2014, I spoke on the Upper East Side’s Revolutionary history to residents of the Lott House Assisted Living Residence, at Fifth Avenue and 108th Street.

 

2015

In 2015, I spoke at the Independence Day Parade sponsored by the new LOWER MANHATTAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, and at the first annual commemoration of New York’s STAMP ACT RIOT at the Bowling Green, November 1, 1765.  What a riot!

2016

In 2016, I plan to offer fewer scheduled tours, to free up time for more private tours and research.   By all means, give me a call and we will arrange a private tour that you select from the 25 or thirty I describe on this website.

My second book, MAN IN THE PLACE OF THE GODS:  WHAT CITIES MEAN, is now available!  It is published by iUniverse print-on-demand publishing company, and is available on Amazon.com.  You can buy it in both paperback and electronic versions.  “Analysis and insight on Ayn Rand’s life and work, embedded in a guide to New York’s architecture and public art, wrapped in a paean to cities:  how they work and what they mean to us.” — Victor Niederhoffer, NYC Junto

2017

In 2017, I will be working on my third book, a memoir tentatively entitled BOND, SPOCK, GALT AND ME:  GROWING UP NERD IN THE SIXTIES.  I will also be offering tours on weekends much as before.