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By Richard kostelanetz

Having released in 2003 a publication a few ny urban group within which I’d lived for 3 many years and knew good, i assumed it applicable to put in writing one other ebook, now not relatively a sequel, in regards to the NYC neighborhood to which I deliberate to maneuver. If my SoHo was once in regards to the upward push and fall of an artists’ colony in whose historical past I absolutely participated, so this sequel will be a few decline that preceded my participation in its revival as NYC’s premiere seashore city. As in its predecessor, i'd mix aim description and historical past with own adventure, developing complimentary truths among sorts of evidence.
If my SoHo memoir portrayed how an artwork global constructed inside manhattan urban, yet now not particularly of it, this publication portrays an Atlantic seashore city, albeit one diverse from others alongside the East Coast in its attachment to a very good urban. (Miami seashore, bear in mind, is legally break away Miami.) i assume that if the improvement of recent York urban has proceeded another way over the last centuries, long island can have turn into not only a port urban but additionally a seashore urban, very similar to Rio de Janeiro, whose black and white mosaic course among the road and the seashore grew to become a favored prom for everybody, even businessmen discussing bargains which are then consummated while anyone pulls out a few paper or, these days, a pc machine for recording details.

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