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.
Hard drugs, ever a local feature, became even more available, and their effects quantitatively more devastating. Landlord-tenant disputes and rent strikes became much more common and even more bitter than before.
The squares downtown—Washington, Stuyvesant, and Gramercy in particular—were enclosed and protected in such a way that they became private parks for the tightly controlled residences that fronted on them, but Broadway's plazas were open ...
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.
... but later became a heterogeneous slum, famously bohemianized and subsequently gentrified just before and after World War I. Sixth Avenue northeast of the Village acquired a reputation not long after the Civil War as a competitor to ...
The twenty-odd square miles of the island of Manhattan appeared limitless at the start, and even as the engines of what is called progress pressed on in fits that grew closer and closer together until they became an uninterrupted ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - kapheine - LibraryThing
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