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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... and local authorities authorized funds for a public works project to subdue the population. A canal was built east and west (later to be filled in and eventually known as Canal Street), and the drained pond was s .
eventually known as Canal Street), and the drained pond was paved over, its site swiftly becoming the city's first slum. Canal Street was the city's northern limit through the 1820s, but by that time village clusters had sprung up at ...
As business activities increased, Broadway was the first avenue to divest itself of residences, bit by bit, eventually making itself wholly commercial up to Fifty-ninth Street. It did not, however, succeed in ridding itself of low life, ...
Broadway, its course followed that of an Indian trail, one that abutted to the south near the present Chatham Square, and it was linked to the village by two connections, which eventually became Park Row and Pearl Street, respectively.
The Bowery was a great clearinghouse for migrants; nearly anyone not of the gentry passing through New York would make his or her way there eventually. Naturally, some s . The B O D Y - J - I 3.
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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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