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Twenty Minutes in Manhattan by Michael…

Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

by Michael Sorkin

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An absorbing reverie on the nature of cities. ( )
  dazzyj | Jan 25, 2014 |
This is a well written book about observing and living in Manhattan, particularly in Greenwich Village. Sorkin leads through what it is like to live in a New York neihborhood, and how it got that way. He looks at urban design and architecture. It is a both an insider's appreciation, but he takes some distance to lay out what he sees when he walks around. So, this is a nice balance. ( )
  vpfluke | Aug 22, 2012 |
This book has some interesting minutiae on the history and current structural organization of Greenwich Village in Manhattan, but I didn't like the tone of the book at all. The language is pretentious and clunky, and it left me with the impression that the writer is not a very pleasant person to be around. ( )
  Edith1 | Jun 19, 2010 |
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Contents: The stairs -- The stoop -- The block -- Washington Square -- LaGuardia Place -- Soho -- Canal Street -- Tribeca -- 145 Hudson Street -- Alternate routes -- Esprit d'Escalier.
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Describes a walk from Greenwich Village to Tribeca, about urban life in New York City, written by an acclaimed architect and architectural critic.

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