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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The forest of signs: looking north from Brooklyn Bridge toward Cherry Street, circa 1900. Photograph by Byron The old New York, right, and the new, left: a city growing into its clothes. From Va/en tine's Manua /, 1861 The Five Points, ...
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They are, in fact, the end point of such development, after which would come a succession of experiments in model housing ... The most notorious of these was the Old Brewery, a five-story structure built in 1792 on the banks of the old ...
The Old Brewery was the magnetic center of the area called the Five Points, the intersection of Orange (now Baxter), Cross (now Park), and Anthony (also known as Cat Hollow, now Worth) Streets, the immediate area also bounded by Ryndert ...
The Five Points flourished—if that is the word—until 1868, when a crusade headed by Horace Greeley led to the removal of a house at the end of Anthony Street, which opened up the enclosure, although the major slum that dominated the ...
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