Sunday, January 19, 2020

"City Boy: Stoops To Nuts" Coming Back to Ryan's Daughter

I dribble when I'm excited
The Hockey Field

storytelling and songs about neighborhood character & history

Fri, Feb 28 @ 7-11pm
350 East 85 St.
Admission: $10

"City Boy: Stoops to Nuts" Thomas Pryor's stories & songs about Yorkville's rich character and neighborhood history. Fri Feb 28, 2020 @ 7pm to 10pm Ryan's Daughter 350 E. 85th Street Admission $10 Thomas Pryor Bio My family landed on York Avenue in 1896 at 1403 right off 75th Street. My show takes you through one hundred and twenty-four years of our neighborhood character and history through the voices of my family, friends and neighbors that called Yorkville home. Thomas Pryor's work has appeared in The New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and other periodicals. His memoir, “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood,” was published in 2014 (YBK). It has 133 five star Amazon reviews. Pryor’s blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," was chosen by The NY Times for their Blog Roll in 2008. Thomas appeared on PBS's "Baseball: A NY Love Story," NBC’s "New York Nonstop,” “This American Life,” & “Impractical Jokers.” His newspaper column ran in Our Town & The West Side Spirit. For five years, Thomas curated “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” at Cornelia Street Cafe that Time Out, The NY Daily News and CBS News praised. His photography portfolio, "River to River - New York Scenes From a Bicycle," was published in 2012 (YBK). Pryor's passion is preserving the history of Yorkville through storytelling, writing and photography. His play about the neighborhood, “City Boy,” is coming back.
07:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Love, I was a lucky boy

Do you like old New York City photos and street life stories? Then check out my 1960s memoir,"I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood."

Available at Logos Book Store and online. The book has 133 Amazon five star reviews out of 133 total reviews posted. Pitching a perfect game! 

My old world echoes TV's "The Wonder Years" ~ just add taverns, subways, nuns and Checker cabs.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Photos That Cheer Me Up

I love our city. Here are places, people and things I see off my bike through my eyes or in memories triggered by the view.
Charlie hanging at the tavern

87 St. bridge Carl Schurz Park

97 St Central Park right off Fifth Ave.

97 St Central Park

82 st sunset

Casey's nose on The Drive

Tommy's Yorkville world

517 east 83 street roof rory 1961

roof 2017

rory 1961


Sheep Meadow

Pryors only shot of  four of us together

Da Bears Thirty something st.

Angry River

Central Park Beautiful Umbrella

Tom Otterness

Gramercy Park

John & Jack measuring head size

Don Larsen week after perfect game 1956

Mom Tom Central Park

St. Stephen's 1952

LaSalle Graduation 6.12.72


Yogi not holding back 1956

Carl Schurz 86 st

Telephone Bar, thank you Tim O'Mara for opportunity

Kiosk @ Astor Place #6 after Losers Lounge
"Where do the children play?"Late June on 83 St. @ 7pm Sunday unbelievably empty of kids.  

Vendor in bodega

Gramercy Park
Father Benedict Dudley, O.F.C. ny giants & ny rangers Chaplin and good friend of Wellington Mara, Vince Lombardi & Toots Shur with me after my confirmation @ May 1963

P.S. 190 sunset

Sunset from Bleecker looking south

Storm coming? No but the set up reminded me of a painting I love.

Williamsburg shining at sunset