Almost Golden

Almost Golden with John Mariani

Airing every Wednesday at 11:00 AM

John Mariani

Welcome to “Almost Golden,” a long look back at a time and place when we believed every dream really could come true. The time was the 1950s and the places were the Bronx and Westchester County, in so many ways linked, in so many ways distinct.  From rock and roll to country club dances, from Playland to Freedomland, from candy stores to college bars. We had a  blast and we thought it would never end. Once upon a time.

John Mariani is an award-winning journalist who was born in the Bronx and moved with his family to Westchester, where he’s lived since 1955. He is the co-author with his  brother Robert of Almost Golden a memoir of a wonderful childhood in Throgs Neck ands was a long-time restaurant critic for Esquire Magazine, the New York Times, USA Today and the Westchester Gannett Newspapers.