This week we caught up with KEVIN WALSH, the popular amateur historian and Bay Ridge native whose guidebook, Forgotten New York, has won accolades for its careful attention to antiquated but interesting places in all five boroughs. Park Sloper and fellow historian and writer FRANCIS MORRONE gave the book a great review in last month’s Sun.

Walsh’s latest discoveries are available on his web site,, but he recently let the Eagle in on one of his future projects, Forgotten Boston. He said, “I have a lot of pages completed for Inertia, laziness, a high trans-fat diet and entropy are why I haven’t linked and downloaded them. Soon.”