Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sidewalks of New York


This is a marvelous little book by Lewis Mumford.  I thought it would be a good point of departure for those who want to share their observations and book notes on New York, past and present.

9 comments:

  1. I also recommend Joe Mitchell's "Up in the Old Hotel."

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  2. WHAT IS THE FULL QUOTE: We are learning more and more about less and less, until...?

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  3. Was this the book that had a brief story where a self styled reformist distributed greeting cards that said,

    HAVE NO MORE CURSING!

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  4. I don't know where the quote originally came from, but I see Flipswap cellphones have co-opted it,

    "Do more and more with less and less until you can do everything with nothing"

    Seems that Harris and Blanck subscribed to the same adage.

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  5. It is always appalling to read how greedy manufacturers try to squeeze every last drop out of their workers. The sweat shops in Indonesia, China and Vietnam are no better than what you read in this account. Worse even. All we have managed to do is transport the same attitude abroad, which is why American unions find themselves with the short end of the stick.

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  6. Joesph Mitchell's"Up in the old Hotel" is a wonderful wonderful book.I heartily second Rick's thumbs up.And today the 29th would have been Chartres's 61st BDay so Happy BDay Mary!!

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  7. Did some research and found that it was Mitchell's ''Up In the Old Hotel'' which had the story of that anti-cursing reformer -

    http://www.vqronline.org/articles/1996/winter/carrington-grammar/

    quote:

    ''a man who has devoted his life to the eradication of profanity''


    HAVE NO MORE CURSING

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  8. Where has Avrds been of late.Busy with her degree I hope.

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