While in the Meatpacking District to check out the street art exhibit at Leo Kesting, I did my usual meandering. I did not expect to find MBW's "happening" still happening -- and constantly changing. When I asked the rather staid young man working there if it's becoming a permanent landmark, he reluctantly told me that it continues through September. Meanwhile, visitors were still coming in and out -- though the downstairs was blocked off, as were the bathrooms. I didn't hear any English, though. But quite a bit of French and Italian.
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.