by Chas Danner
One of my passions is live storytelling, and Ed Gavagan is one of the most gifted and engaging storytellers that I have ever seen. Here he shares his remarkable origin story as a New Yorker, a kind of love letter to the city. It's a bit longer than the videos we normally post on the Dish, but absolutely worth it:
If you want to know more about the world of live storytelling, a few months ago the author Nathan Englander wrote a nice post about his experiences with storytelling org The Moth, and in April the NYT did a survey of the New York storytelling scene here.