Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8 mar. 2016 - 464 pagini
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.
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These low-budget pictures featured a troop of amiably rowdy adolescents whose good hearts were sorely tested by the temptations of the boulevard. (They got their start as an ensemble in the 1935 Broadway production of Sidney Kingsley's ...
Of all streets, the oldest was Broadway. Originally an Indian trail, subsequently known under the Dutch as De Heere Straat, or Main Street, and then forming the lower leg of the Boston Post Road, Broadway has remained consistently the ...
Broadway always was the first thoroughfare to benefit from innovations: the first sidewalk, built of brick, between Vesey and Murray Streets in the mid-1700s; the first numbered houses, starting in 1793; gas lighting in 1825; ...
Although the appellation the Great White Way did not come until the twentieth century, it was noted much earlier that whatever stretch of Broadway happened to be hosting the greatest number of theaters was the most brilliantly lit area ...
Broadway, its course followed that of an Indian trail, one that abutted to the south near the present Chatham Square, and it was linked to the village by two connections, which eventually became Park Row and Pearl Street, respectively.
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There were a handful of interesting parts, but a lot of it turned into a laundry list of names. Once I decided to start skipping over parts that went too far down into details I started enjoying it a little more. Citește recenzia completă
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It took me much longer than it should have to finish this book, because I was constantly putting it down to look up people on Wikipedia or to track down referenced books on Project Gutenberg or ... Citește recenzia completă