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

By: Rosenblum, Constance.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (310 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814769027; 0814769020; 9780814776735; 0814776736.Subject(s): City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- AnecdotesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: More New York Stories : The Best of the City Section of The New York Times.DDC classification: 081 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Characters; 1 Mr. Maxwell and Me: It Was the Mid-60's, and She Was the Dutiful Secretary of an Esteemed Editor at The New Yorker. In a Few Short Years the World Changed, and She Was the One in the Editor's Chair; 2 Strumming toward Self-Awareness: For Years, She Had Seen the Fliers Promoting His Lessons. Then She Inherited a Guitar and Gave Him a Try. Once; 3 Her Private Serenade: His Cheerful Whistling Floated through the Window of Her West Village Apartment, and Captured Her Heart. If Only He Knew.
4 Tom's World: Sometimes, We Know a Place through One Person. When He Dies, the Whole Neighborhood Goes Pale with the Loss5 In Noah's Room: The Life and Death of a Gifted Young Man with an Unquiet Mind; 6 The Days and Nights of Maurice Cherry: Twice a Day, Every Day, He Traveled Back and Forth by Bus between Chinatown and the Casinos of Atlantic City, Not to Gamble but to Avoid a Life Lived Almost Entirely on the Street.
9 A Life, Interrupted: The Young Woman, Who Had Been Missing for Nearly Three Weeks, Was Floating Face Down off the Southern Tip of Manhattan. Miraculously, She Was Rescued. But the Explanation for What Had Happened Raised Questions That Would Take a Long Time to Answer10 When Johnny Comes Marching In: The Man in Camouflage Walked into the Literary Bar in the East Village, His Army Backpack Slung over His Shoulder. And No One Said a Word; Part Two: Places in the City's Heart.
11 Razzle-Dazzle Me: Times Square Is Successful Because People Wait in Huge Hordes, in Numbers the Size of Entire Towns in North Dakota, for the Light to Change12 New York Was Our City on the Hill: The City Held Out Unlimited Promise. But the Reality Was a Struggle--for Money, Identity, and a Future; 13 Here Is New York, Right Where We Left It: Before Manolos and Green Apple Martinis There Were Homburgs and Short Beers, among Countless Evocative Remnants of an Earlier Era That Endure, Often Uneasily, in the Glitziest City on Earth.
Summary: What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the Big Apple, and each contributed to the canon of writing New York has inspired by way of the New York Times City Section, a part of the paper that once defined Sunday afternoon leisure for the denizens of the five boroughs. Former City Section editor Constance Rosenblum has again culled a diverse cast of voices that brought to vivid life our metropolis through those pages in this follow-up to the publication New York Stories (2005). The fifty essays in More New York Sto.
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Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Characters; 1 Mr. Maxwell and Me: It Was the Mid-60's, and She Was the Dutiful Secretary of an Esteemed Editor at The New Yorker. In a Few Short Years the World Changed, and She Was the One in the Editor's Chair; 2 Strumming toward Self-Awareness: For Years, She Had Seen the Fliers Promoting His Lessons. Then She Inherited a Guitar and Gave Him a Try. Once; 3 Her Private Serenade: His Cheerful Whistling Floated through the Window of Her West Village Apartment, and Captured Her Heart. If Only He Knew.

4 Tom's World: Sometimes, We Know a Place through One Person. When He Dies, the Whole Neighborhood Goes Pale with the Loss5 In Noah's Room: The Life and Death of a Gifted Young Man with an Unquiet Mind; 6 The Days and Nights of Maurice Cherry: Twice a Day, Every Day, He Traveled Back and Forth by Bus between Chinatown and the Casinos of Atlantic City, Not to Gamble but to Avoid a Life Lived Almost Entirely on the Street.

7 Werner Kleeman's Private War: Though Today He Lives Quietly in Flushing, Queens, More than 60 Years Ago, as an American Soldier, This Holocaust Survivor Returned to His Native Germany to Arrest the Nazi Who Had Arrested Him8 The Chicken and Rice Man: Every Day of the Year, Jorge Muñoz Feeds the Mostly Homeless Men Who Congregate under the Roosevelt Avenue El in Jackson Heights, Queens. "He Got No Life," His Sister Said of Him. "But He Got a Big Heart."

9 A Life, Interrupted: The Young Woman, Who Had Been Missing for Nearly Three Weeks, Was Floating Face Down off the Southern Tip of Manhattan. Miraculously, She Was Rescued. But the Explanation for What Had Happened Raised Questions That Would Take a Long Time to Answer10 When Johnny Comes Marching In: The Man in Camouflage Walked into the Literary Bar in the East Village, His Army Backpack Slung over His Shoulder. And No One Said a Word; Part Two: Places in the City's Heart.

11 Razzle-Dazzle Me: Times Square Is Successful Because People Wait in Huge Hordes, in Numbers the Size of Entire Towns in North Dakota, for the Light to Change12 New York Was Our City on the Hill: The City Held Out Unlimited Promise. But the Reality Was a Struggle--for Money, Identity, and a Future; 13 Here Is New York, Right Where We Left It: Before Manolos and Green Apple Martinis There Were Homburgs and Short Beers, among Countless Evocative Remnants of an Earlier Era That Endure, Often Uneasily, in the Glitziest City on Earth.

14 Comfort Food: For a While, He Was a Regular at Frank's Gourmet Deli on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens. But Some Connections, like Apartment Leases, Are Only Short-Term.

What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the Big Apple, and each contributed to the canon of writing New York has inspired by way of the New York Times City Section, a part of the paper that once defined Sunday afternoon leisure for the denizens of the five boroughs. Former City Section editor Constance Rosenblum has again culled a diverse cast of voices that brought to vivid life our metropolis through those pages in this follow-up to the publication New York Stories (2005). The fifty essays in More New York Sto.

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The New York Times printed its last issue of its City Section in May 2009 after 16 years of featuring slices of life in Manhattan and the other four boroughs of New York. Like New York Stories-also edited by the section's former editor, Rosenblum (Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx)-this commemorative collection captures the essence of New York's distinctive urban life. Fifty intriguing and heartfelt essays are divided into four sections-"Characters," "Places in the City's Heart," "Rituals, Rhythms, and Ruminations," and "Excavating the Past." The book includes contemporary and historical reflections on the people, places, and spirit of the city. While most of the section's essays were written by Times staffers, this collection also features contributions from well-known authors like Edwidge Danticat, Jonathan Rosen, and Nathaniel Rich. Verdict For fans of the Big Apple and the New York Times.-Donna Marie Smith, Palm Beach Cty. Lib. Syst., FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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