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Remember back when New York's air mysteriously smelled like maple syrup? Yeah. Those were good times. It's like, fuck nostalgia for a New York where Brooklyn was affordable or whatever, just give me more maple syrup smell! Or, well, give me both maybe? Because dystopia is now, you guys. Not only are we overrun by rats, and not only is Starbucks coming to Sunset Park, and not only does it cost two grand a month to...
New York Times best-selling novelist Jami Attenberg sent me a Google Maps pin to a Park Row police barricade that sat in front of the empty lot where Mazie Phillips’s movie theater—the Venice—used to be. A few days later we met there. Attenberg had gone to a book party in her celebration the night before and was, immediately following our interview, going to read at the Urban Libraries Unite 24-Hour Read-In at City Hall, where...
In a city transforming at the speed of light, nostalgia for an older New York, death knells for Brooklyn, and trepidation at creeping change in the outer boroughs is widespread. As Adam Gopnik writes in Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York, “The map of the city we carried just five years ago hardly corresponds to the city we know today, while the New Yorks we knew before that are buried completely.” While it’s...

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