Only in New York: An Exploration of the World's Most Fascinating, Frustrating and Irrepressible City

Only in New York: An Exploration of the World's Most Fascinating, Frustrating and Irrepressible City

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Overview

Only in New York: An Exploration of the World's Most Fascinating, Frustrating and Irrepressible City by Sam Roberts

No one denies that New York City is unique—but what makes it sui generis? Sam Roberts, longtime city reporter, has puzzled over this in print and in his popular New York Times podcasts for years. In Only in New York, he writes about what makes New York tick and why things are the way they are in the greatest of all cities on earth. The forty essays in this book cover a variety of topics, including:

• Why do we have doormen?

• Is it noisier in the city or in the country?

• Are New Yorkers really as liberal as the rest of the country thinks they are?

• Why wasn’t Manhattan’s cross-town street grid oriented by the points of the compass?

• If a neighborhood loses its tony zipcode, does it lose its cachet?

A winning and informative gift book for every fan of “the city”, Only in New York is elegantly written and solidly reported.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312387778
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

SAM ROBERTS is the Urban Affairs Correspondent for The New York Times. He was formerly city editor for The New York Daily News. His reporting has won prizes, including awards from the Newspaper Guild of New York and the Peter Kihss Award for the City of New York. He’s written three books, including Who We Are Now, and The Brother, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His magazine articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, New York Magazine, and Empire State Report. He lives— where else?—in New York City.

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