Bess Houdini in Inwood Manhattan
Bess Houdini, wife of Harry Houdini, lived in Northern NYC in a neighborhood known as Inwood Manhattan.

Read the Words Directly Below for an Enhanced Experience

Please note that EVERY link in the following post goes to the exact same place which is a blog entry on the Inwood Manhattan website. We put all these links in place for your convenience so you can click whenever the spirit moves you. So if you’re feeling all tingly inside and are in the mood to click, then CLICK. Or do so later. It’s all up to you. In fact you don’t even need to click at all if you don’t feel like it. You can even stop reading this and do something else. It’s fine. This page is here for you and you only.

A Little Off the Beaten Path

Now our topic for today is a little off the beaten path. Normally we try to do blog entries that will help you get more customers, clients and fans. This is not one of those posts, though there will be a touch of ” a lesson in promotion” toward the end of this article.

A Pop Icon Makes Another Cameo

In fact in some ways it may seem repetitious because it has to do indirectly with my idol Harry Houdini (sorry). So very much can be learned from Erik Weisz (Houdini’s real name).

Only in Inwood

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any length of time then you know that when the topic of Houdini comes up I can’t help myself but to mention again (and again) that I live in Inwood Manhattan around the corner from where Harry’s widow Bess Houdini lived out the last days of her life.

Not a Running Gag

Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way it’s time for a spoiler alert. When you click on any link on this page including this one, you’ll be taken to an installment that not only mentions Houdini but also yet again informs you of the Bess Houdini and Inwood connection!

Marketing, Marketing, Where is the Marketing?

I promised at the beginning of this blog entry that I would have an eensy weensy tad of learning about marketing at the end of this post. And well, it’s nearing the end of the post so it’s time.

What is the lesson in marketing? The lesson is that one of the best forms of marketing but one of the hardest to make happen is “Word of Mouth Marketing” and since I’m a big fan of Houdini’s and am sharing my fandom thoughts with you. Well. It’s a form of word of mouth marketing in motion! I’m actually acting as a willing and able promotional conduit for the man who is buried in Queens and had a brownstone in Harlem.

Okay. Now we are truly at the finish line so I guess I should really get going. All the best to you dear reader and internet adventurer. Oh. Here’s a link to a post about a guy (who shall remain unnamed) who could hold his breath for more than 3 minutes before it became a “thing.”

If you haven’t yet, feel free to “dive right into this link.” Or this one. Or this one. Or even this one. It’ll be a pleasant experience, sort of like deja vu but definitely not Jamais vu!