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Only in New York: An Exploration of the World's Most Fascinating, Frustrating and Irrepressible City

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No one denies that New York City is unique—but what makes it sui generis? Sam Roberts, longtime city reporter, has puzzled over this in print and in his popular New York Times podcasts for years. In Only in New York, he writes about what makes New York tick and why things are the way they are in the greatest of all cities on earth. The forty essays in this book cover a variety of topics, including:
• Why do we have doormen?
• Is it noisier in the city or in the country?
• Are New Yorkers really as liberal as the rest of the country thinks they are?
• Why wasnt Manhattans cross-town street grid oriented by the points of the compass?
• If a neighborhood loses its tony zipcode, does it lose its cachet?
A winning and informative gift book for every fan of “the city”, Only in New York is elegantly written and solidly reported.

About the Author

SAM ROBERTS is the Urban Affairs Correspondent for The New York Times. He was formerly city editor for The New York Daily News. His reporting has won prizes, including awards from the Newspaper Guild of New York and the Peter Kihss Award for the City of New York. Hes written three books, including Who We Are Now, and The Brother, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His magazine articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, New York Magazine, and Empire State Report. He lives— where else?—in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312387778
Subtitle:
An Exploration of the World's Most Fascinating, Frustrating and Irrepressible City
Author:
Roberts, Sam
Foreword by:
Hamill, Pete
Foreword:
Hamill, Pete
Author:
Hamill, Pete
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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