This week on Arts & Seizures, hosts Mike Edison and Judy McGuire are joined by John Strausbaugh and in the second half of the show, Jeremiah Moss. John is the author of “The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village” and host of the New York Times video podcast series “Weekend Explorer.” Talking to Mike and Judy about his research on one of NYC’s most infamous neighborhoods, he and Mike reminisce about the yesteryear of the big apple and discuss what Taylor Swift has brought to the city as well. Jeremiah Moss joins in the second half of the show and is a blogger in the process of trying to save New York City’s notables and heads up Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, a bitterly nostalgic look at a city in the process of going extinct. He goes on to point out how it’s not just nostalgia, rather a way of maintaining what New York is really about, to stand up against new developments and chain stores moving into the neighborhoods of the city. Tune in to hear a stimulating debate on the evolution of New York. This program was brought to you by Roberta’s Pizza.
“As rents and go up… you’re making it harder and harder and harder for people who create culture to be here.” [12:40]
—John Strasbaugh on Arts & Seizures
“Before 9/11 New York wasn’t America, it was some other place, and after 9/11 we saw all this ‘we are all New Yorkers’ and people came flooding in.” [17:15]
—Jeremiah Moss on Arts & Seizures