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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There is a garden, too, and this is encircled by a ditch at one point, a large stone at another, a bramble at a third. ... A forty-acre farm in the vicinity of Seventy-second Street and Fifth Avenue, bought for about $40,000 from the ...
... mile to Cooper Square, where at the institutional prow of Cooper Union it splits in twain, becoming Third and Fourth Avenues. ... description: Fourth Avenue—born and bred in the Bowery—staggers northward full of good resolutions.
Third Avenue, however, its “broad-waisted cousin to the east,” has been altered so much as to be unrecognizable. Its leading feature, the elevated railroad, was torn down in 1955, and the raffish blocks of saloons and cigar stores have ...
... Tenth Avenue and said to derive from the designation of a London slum;” experts differ as to the precise boundaries of the area, but at various times Hell's Kitchen comprised the whole range west of Eighth Avenue, from Twenty-third ...
This made the street the site of myriad small skirmishes, which took place as far as the noman's-land of the rail yards between Fifty-ninth and Sixty-third Streets along West End Avenue. Blacks began to leave the middle West Side around ...
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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