More About the Author
Born in Brooklyn, Roslyn Bernstein moved to Long Beach, New York in 1948. She was raised in the West End of town, a short walking distance from the city's boardwalk, which runs for two miles along the ocean side of this barrier island.
A poet and journalist, she has been a professor of Journalism and Creative Writing at Baruch College, CUNY, since 1974. She also teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Roslyn Bernstein earned a BA at Brandeis University in Political Science and a MA and Ph.D. in English at New York University.
She has served as the director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program (www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/harman )at Baruch College since it was established in 1998. Roslyn Bernstein's faculty bio can be found on the Baruch website at:
In 2009, Roslyn Bernstein published Boardwalk Stories, a collection of 14 linked tales set in the years 1950-1970. www.blueeftpress.com
Praise for Boardwalk Stories:
New York Times Metro writer Alan Feuer ("Finding Life on the Water, and Off," 8/16/09) wrote that Boardwalk Stories "uses [Bernstein's] sunburned memories of childhood as their narrative core."
Roslyn Bernstein has just written(July 2010), Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo, co-authored with the architect Shael Shapiro. More information on the book, the biography of the first successful artist coop building in SoHo,NYC can be found at: www.illegalliving.com.
The book was published by the Jonas Mekas Foundation.
Praise for Illegal Living
"They say real estate makes you crazy, and the artist-developer George Maciunas was wonderfully crazy, inventing the artist's loft and changing the face of SoHo forever. Illegal Living brilliantly captures the birth, middle age and --some would say --death of SoHo, a portrait of an entire way of life through a single building."
Christopher Gray, the Streetscapes columnist for the New York Times.