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

ISBN-10: 0814775721
ISBN-13: 9780814775721
Edition: 2005
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 303
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

View the Table of Contents .nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read Chapter 1 . "A reminder that there are stories still untold in New York, and writers hard at work to find them for us." The New York Times Book Review "You don't have to have a particular interest in the Big Apple to pick up this book. These are stories of human life in all its quirky richness. . . .New York Storiesis a series of love letters to a city that, for all its problems and peculiarities, beckons people from all over the world." Boston Globe "Rosenblum, who edits the City section, has collected 40 representative pieces that showcase the ups and downs of life in a metropolis that still exerts a gravitational pull on those seeking their fortune. Many of the essays are by well-known authors, such as Jan Morris, Phillip Lopate and Vivian Gornick, but others, equally winning, are by emerging writers. All of the pieces are engrossing and share a painstaking attention to craft. agrave; This is both an excellent addition to New York history and a pleasure for casual browsing." Publishers Weekly "Given the subject matter, it should come as no surprise that the pieces evoke a powerful sense of place. Coming as this does from the pages of theNew York Times,it is also no surprise that the material is of high literary caliber." Library Journal "InNew York Stories, Constance Rosenblum andThe New York Timeshave assembled a plenty's horn of stories and essays, each chasing a subject too fast, too sly and too big to catch. Thus, as with city life itself, the art is in the pursuit. These rich and splendid pieces not only give us the five senses of New York, but also the heart strangely tender, funny, dark and out of reach." Roger Rosenblatt ocirc;These essays, which range from soulful reflection to sidewalk reportage, are shot through with noun phrasessubway screech, tenement kitchen, Bronx bodega, skyscraper window washer, Second Avenue bus ridethat both render New York's famous mayhem and at the same time tame it into intimacy.ouml; Russell Shorto, author ofThe Island at the Center of the World ocirc;There are eight million stories in the Naked City.ouml; This famous line from the 1948 filmThe Naked Cityhas become an emblem of New York City itself. One publication cultivating many of New York City's greatest stories is the City section inThe New York Times. Each Sunday, this section ofThe New York Times, distributed only in papers in the five boroughs, captivates readers with tales of people and places that make the city unique. Featuring a cast of stellar writersPhillip Lopate, Vivian Gornick, Thomas Beller and Laura Shaine Cunningham, among othersNew York Storiesbrings some of the best essays from the City section to readers around the country. New Yorkers can learn something new about their city, while other readers will enjoy the flavor of the Big Apple.New York Storiesprofiles people like sixteen-year-old Barbara Ott, who surfs the waters off Rockaway in Queens, and Sonny Payne, the beloved panhandler of the F train. Other essays explore memorable places in the city, from the Greenwich Village townhouse blown up by radical activists in the 1970s to a basketball court that serves as the heart of its Downtown neighborhood. The forty essays collected inNew York Storiesreflect an intimate understanding of the city, one that goes beyond the headlines. The result is a passionate, well-written portrait of a legendary and ever-evolving place.

Constance Rosenblum, editor of the City Section at "The New York Times", was for many years editor of the paper's Arts & Leisure Section. She lives in Brooklyn.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Sense of Place
The House on West 11th Street (March 5, 2000)
Spanish Harlem on His Mind (February 23, 2003)
The Old Neighbors (March 9, 2003)
Everyone Knows This Is Somewhere, Part I (April 27, 2003)
Everyone Knows This Is Somewhere, Part II (April 27, 2003)
Nothing But Net (May 18, 2003)
New York's Rumpus Room (June 22, 2003)
Manhattan '03 (September 7, 2003)
Back to the Home Planet (September 7, 2003)
Latte on the Hudson (September 21, 2003)
Screech, Memory (March 28, 2004)
Bungalow Chic (April 18, 2004)
Moods and Mores
The Allure of the Ledge (Junuary 23, 2000)
There's No Place Like Home. But There's...No Place (December 31, 2000)
The Town That Gags Its Writers (February 18, 2001)
Rockaway Idyll (September 2, 2001)
Waiting to Exhale (January 27, 2002)
A "Law and Order" Addict Tells All (April 7, 2002)
Look Away (December 8, 2002)
On the Run (June 8, 2003)
Marriage of Inconvenience? (June 22, 2003)
Rain, Rain, Come Again (June 29, 2003)
The Agony of Victory (June 20, 2003)
Street Legal, Finally (August 24, 2003)
Time Out (November 9, 2003)
Wild Masonry, Murderous Metal and Mr. Blonde (February 1, 2004)
New Yorkers
Love's Labors (July 21, 2002)
Ballpark of Memory (October 13, 2002)
The Paper Chase (October 26, 2003)
The War Within (November 16, 2003)
Uptown Girl
My Friend Lodovico (February 8, 2004)
Fare-Beater Inc. (March 28, 2004)
The Ballad of Sonny Payne (May 16, 2004)
City Lore
The White Baby (June 4, 2000)
New York, Brick by Brick (June 18, 2000)
Memory's Curveball (June 10, 2001)
My Neighborhood, Its Fall and Rise (June 24, 2001)
Ship of Dreams (February 17, 2002)
The Day the Boy Fell From the Sky (March 24, 2002)
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