By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Sep 18, 2020 at 2:01 PM

For the past couple years, I've been walking Milwaukee-area neighborhoods with readers via a series of Facebook lives. They're unrehearsed, unplanned beyond picking a place to start, and so, they're casual and hopefully informative and interesting and maybe even fun.

Here is an ongoing collection of the walks, which you can watch any time via the embedded links below. Keep checking back because I'll add more as I do them.

Deer District

Miller Valley with Molly Snyder and Royal Brevvaxling

Mount Mary campus

Italian Bay View

Grand Trunk Wetlands in Bay View

Vliet Street in Washington Heights

Schlitz Park


Harbor District (south and west)

Horlick Malted Milk complex in Racine

5th Street in Walker's Point

East Tosa

Wauwatosa Village

Brewery District

Westown (Part I)


Harbor District (with Lilith Fowler)

East Wisconsin Avenue

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.