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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Canal Street was the city's northern limit through the 1820s, but by that time village clusters had sprung up at Greenwich and Chelsea, while isolated farms ...
Between the former St. John's Park at Varick and Laight Streets and lower Greenwich Village lay an ancient slum inhabited by native-born Anglo-Saxons until ...
... and not long after, they were joined by blacks who had lost the battle—fought out with razors—over southern Greenwich Village to the Italians.
... through the south and middle of the West Side, excepting only the patches of industrialization here and there and some old streets of Greenwich Village.
This was a warren of nearly five hundred tenement buildings between Greenwich Village and Canal Street, an assemblage of ancient frame dwellings that ...
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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. Citiți 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 ... Citiți recenzia completă