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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Hard drugs, ever a local feature, became even more available, and their effects quantitatively more devastating. Landlord-tenant disputes and rent strikes ...
The squares downtown—Washington, Stuyvesant, and Gramercy in particular—were enclosed and protected in such a way that they became private parks for the ...
... near the present Chatham Square, and it was linked to the village by two connections, which eventually became Park Row and Pearl Street, respectively.
Greenwich Village itself was first settled by prosperous families fleeing the cholera epidemics of the early nineteenth century, but later became a ...
This relay became ritualized early; for years the first of May was the day all leases expired, and on that day mass migrations would take place, ...
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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