My Williamsburg

My Williamsburg is a collection of gouache paintings of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, along with personal and amusing anecdotes of the authors more than 33 years time spent in this rapidly changing neighborhood.

A gem-like meditation on family, neighborhood and aluminum siding. Jan’s Williamsburg gouaches are as celestial and luminous as they are circumspect. Give the baby a cigar. — Dan Schneider

I just had an hour to sit and really look at your book. It is so beautiful, paintings and text. Very warm. — Lynn loflin

Love it! Great paintings, illustrations and story. Made me laugh out loud.— Rick Kline

I love your book! It is so heartfelt and funny and beautiful. I want to let my friends know about it.... — Amy Kline

Sample pages from My Williamsburg


When we moved to Williamsburg,


it was not for the architecture,