Early on, Robert was a conceptual artist, a commercial and fine art photographer, worked as a draftsman for architects, and designed 'supergraphics' for walls and other large public spaces. Later, he published a glossy entertainment guide called New York Jazz. He also conceived and co-produced the first Greenwich Village Jazz Festival, a ten-day event that included the largest concert ever held in Washington Square Park, with twenty-five thousand people in attendance. Still later he worked as a researcher for periodicals ranging from Sports Illustrated and Fortune to Vanity Fair and The New York Times; was for many years a contributing editor and feature writer for Audubon Magazine; spearheaded a real estate effort that raised some four million dollars in federal funding toward a green community plan in upstate New York; and has now, some might say inevitably, become the writer of a book that reports on almost everything else.
Author Location: New York, NY
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