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Contributors Fall 2014

So it turns out those hard-to-fathom, long-ago sightings of Brooke Shields lunching in the Ironbound were true! As you’ll learn in Brooke’s interview with GERRY STRAUSS, her family’s Brick City roots run deep. Her mother, Teri, was proud of her childhood home; in Brooke’s new book, There Was a Little Girl, she talks about Teri’s journey from the Ironbound to high-society Manhattan—and how that experience resonates with Brooke as a mom today. Our thanks to Brooke for sharing some family photos with Radius; her story begins on page 69.

Dr. Clement A. Price (1945–2014)

Clement Price, a friend of RADIUS and ardent supporter of the magazine, passed away on November 5th at the age of 69 after suffering a stroke. He was both a realist and a dreamer, and embodied much of what our publication aims for and stands for. The temptation is to say that Dr. Price has gone to a better place. We think he might disagree. To Clem, Newark was a very special slice of heaven.

Andy Clurfeld and Daryl Stone went on a shop-til-you-drop adventure in the Ironbound for their Holiday Road story. If you’ve been tempted to shop for your next family feast in this incredible food Mecca but didn’t know where to go, well, you no longer have an excuse. The story beginning on page 13 highlights seven go-to spots in the Ironbound, all within walking distance of one another. There’s even an insider’s tip on where to grab a quick lunch. For the uninitiated, Andy is the former editor of Zagat New Jersey, had a popular column in Gourmet before it closed, and was a member of the James Beard Board for many years. So when you read about a restaurant in Radius and see her byline, you can count on it being worth the trip.

Andy’s story in our last issue about Forest Hill resident and famed restaurateur Ed Schoenfeld generated more than 20,000 views on and the Radius Facebook page. Which is why we went right back to Forest Hill before the weather got dicey. Our tour guide this time is writer Rachele Cohen, who grew up in the quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, which she refers to as Anywhere USA (a concept that isn’t normally associated with Newark). Her look back into the not-so-distant past, On the Street Where I Lived, is especially vivid thanks to the photography of Daryl Stone, who was able to shoot the interiors of some spectacular Forest Hill homes. Our thanks to Byron Clark for making that happen. You’ll find that story on page 52.

While assembling our last issue, Mark Stewart struck up a telephone friendship with actress Tovah Feldshuh, who was preparing for her one-woman show, Golda’s Balcony, at NJPAC. (Besides sharing some common New York friends and experiences, both have daughters who alternately fill them with pride and drive them crazy.) Mark attended her Saturday evening performance on October 18, but couldn’t fight his way through the crowd after the multiple Emmy- and Tony-winning actress began signing autographs in the lobby. He was delighted to receive a phone call that night from Tovah on her way home. They deconstructed Golda’s Balcony (by William Gibson, whose works include The Miracle Worker) and swapped stories about their most—and least—favorite

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