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This Place on Third Avenue by John McNulty
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May 28, 2011

it was amazing
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McNulty is my kind of scribe: one that is constantly observing and taking notes, knowing that the dialogue might mean something later on, after the earth is scorched. Spawning from the 1940s New Yorker of Thurber and my other literary hero E.B. White, John McNulty captured the mundane and made it monumental. Banter at the bar, the daily struggles of lower-middle-class Manhattanites (long before they were priced out into Brooklyn, Queens and then beyond), the strive and strife...McNulty captured it all and set it to paper with a loving hand. This Place on Third Avenue is a brilliant read: part nostalgia, part documentary of an era long-gone. Or all too close to our current hearts.
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