Kevin Walsh

Creator of Forgotten New York

Kevin Walsh is the author of Forgotten New York -- Views of a Lost Metropolis (HarperCollins, 2006) based on his website Forgotten New York (, a guide to New York's secrets hidden in plain sight such as century-old lampposts, signs, fountains, clocks, theatres, stables, and other highlights that NYC's conventional Fodor's or Frommer's won't reveal.

Walsh began collecting material for Forgotten New York in the Web's "Tertiary era" in 1998 and the site went online in March 1999. By now, there are hundreds of pages and perhaps thousands of New York's secrets described there, including many locales that have sadly disappeared, including Flessel's beer garden (Queens) and the Revere Sugar silo in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He has also investigated ruins such as Seaview Hospital, the Heyerdahl house, and the NYC Farm Colony in Staten Island.

Walsh has been interviewed by Brian Lehrer on WNYC-AM, in and the New Yorker among other publications, has been mentioned or interviewed in all of NYC's weekly and daily newspapers, and wrote the cover story for Time Out New York, September 21-27, 2006.

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December 6, 2017