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.
... temperature—is best conveyed by a well-known fact: when the present City Hall was built, between 1803 and 1812, its front and sides were made of marble, ...
... windowless on the sides and covering the full width of the property, and usually drawn up just short of the street, leaving no room for a front yard.
“Cowboys” had the job of riding on horseback in front of the engine, announcing its presence as it plowed from Spuyten Duyvil down to Laight Street.
The typical tenement of the mid-nineteenth century consisted of two buildings, front and rear, and was popularly known as the doubledecker.
At the same period a three-room tenement apartment might run nearly $20 a month if situated in the front of the building; three dark rooms in the rear would ...
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