I’m Off For NYC

At SFO airport now, catching the 10 PM redeye to JFK, arriving 7 AM. I love to do it this way, arriving in the Great City at dawn. Just after crossing the Hudson, my pulse starts pounding. Now THIS is a city. I’m hopelessly in love with it. I can’t sleep even a bit on airplanes, but I don’t take naps, rather stay awake until bedtime that night, and, voila, I’m into east coast time.

   I’m going to the BEA big book convention (and exploring city with new camera, seeing friends, seeking adventure). Staying at hotel in the Village, old building, I’m excited by this.

   Any tips on NYC? Coffee, food, music, whatever?


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:

5 Responses to I’m Off For NYC

  1. Lloyd –

    Will you be doing any public appearances? I believe you have visited local independent book stores during BEA in the past. Would love to bring my collection of Shelter books for your sig.



  2. Hey Lloyd, check out Cafe Mogador on 8th st. It's a great place to go in the afternoon and get some food, read and drink a huge pot of tea.

    Enjoy NY!


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