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New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times

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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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Cojaysea
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Anyone who knows anything about the city or who grew up in the area will relate and love this book
Russ
Nov 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
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.
Emily
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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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
Hillary
Sep 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy reading the essays in the City section of the NY Times, but I don't often remember to do so, so I was pleased to find a book that collects many of them! A subsequent volume is coming soon...
Adrianna
Apr 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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.
Brenda Shufelt
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Excellent! Some really unique stories about various places in NYC and, of course, the various people that are there. Also, many stories about NYC as a newcomer experiences it.
Fuschia
May 26, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Fuschia by: tenement museum bookstore
Wow, I was really expecting this to be terribly interesting. I love reading about nyc. I found it mostly boring. Only 2 or 3 stories really captured my attention. Disappointing...
Alison
Jul 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Some of the best pieces from my favorite section of the Times. What could be better?
Christina
Sep 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all new yorkers, new and old
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It's the best essays of the City Section of the New York Times. Great nostalgia.
Graziella
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Perfect for small, quick bites of New York City life.
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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.

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