After spending a few hours Friday afternoon at Hamilton Fish doing some promotion for Clark's VOTE exhibit, I decided to walk up Houston Street to see the David Choe piece that I'd heard so much about. 'noticed lots more street art than usual on the way. Then when I reached the Bowery, I realized something was happening. 'was the opening day of "Outsiders" -- an exhibit of some of London's best street artists -- housed for about two weeks in a former restaurant on the Bowery. 'glad I got to see it -- two floors of exciting works. When I left, I noticed Clayton Patterson outside, mourning the demise/gentrification of the Bowery.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.