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New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times
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 reader ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by New York University Press
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A wonderful collection of essays from the pages of the New York Times. These stories cover New York in all its colors - street basketball, finding an apartment, washing windows, rooting for sports teams. This is a good book not only for those from New York, but perhaps especially for those who are not from New York, like me. Reading these stories gave me a taste of what it might be like to live in the Big Apple and its boroughs.
i don't even like new york that much & i inhaled this book. maybe new york is like the complete works of shakespeare: you don't have to like it to appreciate its delectable mythology. there was something kinda delicious about snooping in the local section of another city's paper - like reading a stranger's love letters that fit snugly into your own universe. ...more
Each story offers a different glimpse of life in New York City. I feel like these essays express exactly how I've felt the two years I've lived here. Some are stronger and more engaging than others. This text is worth reading for the variety of essays alone.
Constance Rosenblum, most recently the author of the Habitats column published in the Real Estate section of The New York Times, is the 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.