When I first started documenting street art -- almost three years ago -- this space on Wooster and Grand was one of the most impressive spots around. Not so these days. Though some strong pieces do appear from time to time, it is mostly in a state of decay -- kind of a metaphor for the entire downtown street art scene.
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.