Burgers at Dawn

I stayed up all night on Saturday. After a Publishers Group West party featuring The Blues Explosion, a powerful uncompromising big city band, I walked the streets, then wrote and web-surfed and watched TV at my hotel until about 4:30 when I took a cab to the meat-packing district to Florenz, an all-night eatery. It’s a dark neighborhood, with occasional streetlights casting halos of lights in the darkness. Prowling around are transsexual hookers, casting shadows on the streets, looking like a surreal movie, or maybe more like a dramatically-lit stage set. Food at Florenz is good, burgers with fries, omelletes, the place was packed and noisy. It’s surprising how many people are up at this hour in NYC. All over the city, here and there, the all-nighters.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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