Kavanagh Visits 9th Street Art Fair and Checks in with Lower East Side Author Michael Rosen

July 18, 2009

On July 18, 2009, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh visited the 2nd Annual 9th Street Art Fair where he had the pleasure of meeting local artists who were displaying and selling their original paintings, handmade crafts, and sculptures. Among the talented local residents at the Fair was Michael Rosen, who recently published his newest book, What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Journey Between the Projects and the Penthouse. Rosen is a prominent community activist and one of the founding members of the East Village Community Coalition. What Else But Home relates his family’s experiences living on the Lower East Side. Kavanagh was proud to purchase his copy of the book directly from the author, who added a personal inscription.