See The Streets Through an Ex-Con's Eyes

Monday, April 07, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Alvin Entzminger on the streets of Harlem (Arun Venugopal)

In today’s Micropolis, Arun Venugopal takes a tour of Central Harlem with Alvin Entzminger, an ex-con and a long-time neighborhood resident. Listen in as this New York City veteran and street life expert interprets the interactions you often miss.

Produced by:

Emily Botein


Karen Frillmann


Wayne Shulmister


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Comments [4]

marsha from brooklyn heights

I heard the walk through Harlem this morning and really enjoyed it. I can walk you 3 NYC neighborhoods. One is the Lower East Side where I lived to age 3,where my grandfathers both had businesses and lived and where my father had a business for 60 years. Second is Sunnyside Queens where I lived from 5 to 20 and where I grew up. Third Brooklyn Heights where I have been since 1072 and raised my daughter. All of these areas are vibrant and home to me. I know the streets and smells, parks,schools and libraries like the back of my hand

Apr. 10 2014 10:38 AM

Unless the interview took place on the Harlem River Drive, I think someone went a little overboard with the street atmospherics.

Apr. 10 2014 10:37 AM
Che from Brooklyn from Brooklyn

Hey Arun,

I've really enjoyed this series and enjoy your stories in general but I must say that a couple times your comments sounded a bit flippant and it irritated me. During the Talib interview, your comment "Myrtle Ave. was Murder Ave." comment came off as if you were telling a joke and then during this story, Mr. Entzminger is trying to keep you safe and you again respond as if it's a joke. To me it came off as disrespectful. Just something to think about.

Apr. 10 2014 10:26 AM
Chris from NJ

These stories are great! Keep 'em coming, Arun!

Apr. 10 2014 07:56 AM

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