New York City-based independent historian, author and fellow in Columbia University's Community Scholars Program. Author of Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem, the basis of a notable exhibition at The City College of New York. Contributor to New York City by Bus & Subway. Featured prominently in Phillip Lopate’s Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan, and Jonathan R. Wynn’s The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York. Research on Harlem, Trinity Church Cemetery and Upper Manhattan is reflected in numerous publications and presentations in both academic and public forums. Ongoing study of Trinity Church Cemetery--Manhattan’s only active burying ground--provides the majority of research in the parish’s official literature of notable burials. Winner of the Municipal Art Society's 2010 MASterworks Award for interpretive signage in West Harlem Piers Park. Directors Council member of the Historic House Trust. Recipient of Photographer's Forum Best of Photography Awards and iPhone Photography Award. Owner of Tagging-the-Past, which endeavors to reconnect forgotten history to present landscapes through articles, talks and tours.