New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times / Edition 1

New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times / Edition 1

by Constance Rosenblum, Connie Rosenblum
     
 

"There are eight million stories in the Naked City." This famous line from the 1948 film The Naked City has become an emblem of New York City itself. One publication cultivating many of New York City's greatest stories is the City section in The New York Times. Each Sunday, this section of The New York Times, distributed only in papers in the fiveSee more details below

Overview

"There are eight million stories in the Naked City." This famous line from the 1948 film The Naked City has become an emblem of New York City itself. One publication cultivating many of New York City's greatest stories is the City section in The New York Times. Each Sunday, this section of The New York Times, distributed only in papers in the five boroughs, captivates readers with tales of people and places that make the city unique.

Featuring a cast of stellar writers—Phillip Lopate, Vivian Gornick, Thomas Beller and Laura Shaine Cunningham, among others—New York Stories brings some of the best essays from the City section to readers around the country. New Yorkers can learn something new about their city, while other readers will enjoy the flavor of the Big Apple. New York Stories profiles people like sixteen-year-old Barbara Ott, who surfs the waters off Rockaway in Queens, and Sonny Payne, the beloved panhandler of the F train. Other essays explore memorable places in the city, from the Greenwich Village townhouse blown up by radical activists in the 1970s to a basketball court that serves as the heart of its Downtown neighborhood.

The forty essays collected in New York Stories reflect an intimate understanding of the city, one that goes beyond the headlines. The result is a passionate, well-written portrait of a legendary and ever-evolving place.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814775721
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
303
Sales rank:
742,944
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Constance Rosenblum, most recently the author of the Habitats column published in the Real Estate section of The New York Times, was a longtime editor of the paper’s City section and a former editor of the Times’s Arts and Leisure section. She is the author of Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

Table of Contents

1The house on West 11th Street1
2Spanish Harlem on his mind17
3The old neighbors25
4Everyone knows this is somewhere, Part I32
5Everyone knows this is somewhere, Part II36
6Nothing but net41
7New York's rumpus room49
8Manhattan '0355
9Back to the home planet63
10Latte on the Hudson67
11Screech, memory75
12Bungalow chic81
13The allure of the ledge87
14There's no place like home : but there's ... no place95
15The town that gags its writers105
16Rockaway idyll111
17Waiting to exhale119
18A "Law and order'' addict tells all127
19Look away135
20On the run139
21Marriage of inconvenience?147
22Rain, rain, come again151
23The agony of victory155
24Street legal, finally163
25Time out171
26Wild masonry, murderous metal and Mr. Blonde175
27Love's labors181
28Ballpark of memory189
29The paper chase197
30The war within205
31Uptown girl213
32My friend Lodovico221
33Fare-Beater Inc.225
34The ballad of Sonny Payne229
35The white baby239
36New York, brick by brick247
37Memory's curveball253
38My neighborhood, its fall and rise261
39Ship of dreams269
40The day the boy fell from the sky277

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