Promoting the premier of the documentary "Deceptive Practice" on the PBS series "American Masters," the NY Post posted this article on Ricky Jay's Magical New York: READ THE ORIGINAL HERE
Was I ever tempted to be a con man or a card shark? Yes,” says Ricky Jay, who overcame temptation to become one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists of all time.
Born Richard Jay Potash in 1948, the Brooklyn native’s parlayed his way with cards into a career as an actor, writer, historian and collector.
“My peregrinations are hard to establish,” says Jay, who, throughout his travels, has held onto his place on the Upper West Side. He’s also the first magician to materialize on PBS’ American Masters series: “Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice” airs Friday. This is his magical New York.