Detail, mezzanine wall decoration, Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum station (#2 and #3 trains), Brooklyn, N.Y.
UPCOMING BOOK EVENT WITH A STATEN ISLAND SLANT
Staten Islanders aren't used to media attention, particularly positive media attention, that doesn't start and end with The Staten Island Advance.So if you're a Staten Islander, I think you'll be interested to read the generally positive (meaning--surprise!--not negative) coverage Staten Island's getting on Brian Berger's blog, Who Walk in Brooklyn ( http://www.whowalkinbrooklyn.com ).
Berger will be appearing this Saturday night at the ETG Book Café--along with Staten Island essayist Steve Maluk and Village Voice food writer Robert Sietsema--in connection with Berger's just-published book, co-edited with Marshall Berman, New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg (University of Chicago Press). As one reviewer observed about the book, "For once, all five boroughs are represented," an assessment that has special meaning here in The Forgotten Borough.
Berger, Maluk and Sietsema promise an evening of words, photos and discussion, all of it focused on the place we call home.
BRIAN BERGER, STEVE MALUK and ROBERT SIETSEMA
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 8 p.m.
EVERYTHING GOES BOOK CAFE and NEIGHBORHOOD STAGE
208 Bay Street (between Victory Boulevard and Hannah Street)