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Down 42nd Street : sex, money, culture, and politics at the crossroads of the world

Author: Marc Eliot
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The drama begins at the dawn of America's revolution in the midst of a pivotal battle against the British, led by a defiant George Washington, on what would eventually become Bryant Park. It continues through the era of elegant aqueduct promenades and the inevitable encroachment upon the street by Wall Street's power financiers, even as the city's most ruthless Irish street gangs defend their home turf from the
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Eliot
ISBN: 0446525715 9780446525718
OCLC Number: 46640863
Description: xvii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 At the Crossroads 1 --
Part 2 The City Primeval 47 --
Part 3 When You Wish Upon a Street 205.
Other Titles: Down Forty Second Street
Responsibility: Marc Eliot.

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"The drama begins at the dawn of America's revolution in the midst of a pivotal battle against the British, led by a defiant George Washington, on what would eventually become Bryant Park. It continues through the era of elegant aqueduct promenades and the inevitable encroachment upon the street by Wall Street's power financiers, even as the city's most ruthless Irish street gangs defend their home turf from the clutches of the corporate interlopers." "By the turn of the twentieth century, 42nd Street has been completely reconfigured into two distinct sections - a business district to the east built around Grand Central Terminal, and a show business Rialto on the west coexisting alongside glamorous brothels."

"After World War II the West Side of 42nd Street - the southern border of Times Square and the legendary "crossroads of the world"--Had deteriorated into the nations ground zero for hard drugs, prostitution, and violent street crime, setting the stage for one of the most dramatic and audacious gambits ever attempted by any city government. Down 42nd Street presents the never-before-told inside story of what many considered the world's most hopelessly decadent boulevard."--Jacket.

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