Friday, November 10, 2006
ROCKIN' on the subway, buses, streets with the NY Daily News
As a teenager, I'd often take the bus into Manhattan from my Jersey hometown of Englewood. Once at the Port Authority bus terminal on 168th Street, I'd pick up a copy of the Daily News--the great NY tabloid--and read it on the subway on my way into midtown. It was one of the quintessential NY experiences.
Earlier this week, over one million New Yorkers had the opportunity to read about ROCKIN' in the Daily News--in the Nov. 8th post-election issue (also featuring Britney Spears impending divorce, a double whammy). David Hinckley's review rolls around in your brain like a great piece of street-wise journalism should--impassioned, opinionated, snarky, elementally New York. He LOVED the Sugar Ray Robinson photo which leads off Chapter 8--for all the same reasons I did, when I first encountered it myself.
I dispatched my brother-in-law, Paul Florczyk, whose office is in the garment district, to pick me up a couple of copies. He told me later, "hey there were only a handful of copies remaining at the newsstand downstairs. Guy said they were flyin'." You can tell, I am proud of this review. Made me feel like the homey that I am.