John Strausbaugh

John Strausbaugh has been writing about New York City history and culture for more than thirty years. From 1988 through 2002 he edited and wrote for the weekly newspaper New York Press. In 2007/8 he wrote and hosted the “Weekend Explorer” series of neighborhood articles and videos for the New York Times. He has also written for the Washington Post, the Wilson Quarterly, Evergreen Review, the National Review, The Chiseler, and other publications. He has written a number of highly regarded books, including Black Like You, a history of blackface; Rock ‘Til You Drop; and three books of New York City history:

The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village
City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War
Victory City : A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II

John Strausbaugh lived at Suffolk and Delancey Streets for a few years in the early 1990s, and has also lived in the Village, Hell’s Kitchen, the Flatiron district, and now Brooklyn Heights.