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 Dutch village of the seventeenth century is preserved in the close and knotted scale of the streets at the island's ... begins at First Street on the East Side and moves gradually northwest until it goes island-wide at Fourteenth.
... the obscure and smoky alleys of the Fifth Avenue and Fourteenth-street; and going farther south, may exhume the present Doric Custom-house; and quote it as proof that their high and mighty metropolis enjoyed a Hellenic antiquity.
eventually known as Canal Street), and the drained pond was paved over, its site swiftly becoming the city's first slum. ... even postulating Thirteenth and Fourteenth Avenues up in the future Fort Tryon and Inwood, and numbered streets ...
Where it crosses Fourteenth Street it struts for a brief moment proudly in the glare of the museums and cheap theaters. It may yet become a fit mate for its high-born sister boulevard to the west, or its roaring, polyglot, broad-waisted ...
Fourth Avenue!—the Street glides into medieval solitude. On each side are the shops devoted to “Antiques. ... First Avenue was otherwise not noted for much besides pushcart markets, but Second Avenue below Fourteenth Street possessed ...
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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