John Hanc teaches journalism and writing at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. A writer specializing in fitness, active sports and history, he is the author of eight books, most recently, The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon.
"Any citizen of New York will be proud to have this book in their collection." —Donald J. Trump
“A delightful read, a nostalgic, absorbing trip back in time to the origins and the halcyon days of a treasured New York institution.” —Kevin Baker, author of Dreamland and Paradise Alley