A freelance writer, researcher and retired cartographer, Gregory is a published author of seven standalone books, articles, essays in anthologies, as well as two plays. In his newly published seventh book “Rapid Transit Comes to the Bronx,” Gregory takes us back in time to the year 1874 just after the merger of New York City and lower Westchester, when there was heightened interest in extending rapid transit lines across the Harlem River into the new section of the city. There was enormous potential for economic growth as rapid transit continued to spread. Suddenly rapid transit transformed dozens of sleepy, rural, unrelated communities into vibrant, cohesive, growing neighborhoods, itching for investment and economic development. Along the way there were battles, schemes and lofty ambitions, but in the end great things were achieved.
Born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx, Gregory currently resides in New Jersey with Kathleen, his wife of 38 years. They have a son and have met the many challenges of raising two developmentally disabled daughters who are currently in residential programs.
“Rapid Transit Comes to the Bronx” is available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.