Manhattan Sideways: Exploring NYC’s Small Businesses
Feb 17 , 2021/Category

With Author Betsy Bober Polivy and Artist Bella Meyer, Granddaughter of Marc Chagall.

In 2011, Betsy Bober Polivy had a crazy idea to walk the entire original Manhattan Grid, from 1st Street to 155th Street. As she traversed the side streets from the East River to the Hudson, she met the owners behind each of the small businesses and documented their stories. The project took nearly six years to complete, and this year, Betsy self-published the book Walking Manhattan Sideways – Side street businesses that have stood the test of time. Today, more than ever, these businesses need our love and support, as they are the true fabric of New York. Joining Betsy for this program will be Bella Meyer, the owner of floral shop FleursBella and the granddaughter of renowned painter Marc Chagall. The two met when Betsy was walking on 11th Street. Bella will speak about her life growing up in Europe, and her relationship with Chagall, who always painted with a beautiful vase of fresh flowers by his side.

To purchase Walking Manhattan Sidewaysclick here.