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Money jungle : imagining the new Times Square

Author: Benjamin Jacob Chesluk
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With an eye for offbeat, telling details and a perspective that is at once sympathetic and critical, Chesluk documents how redevelopment has tried, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, to reshape the people and places of Times Square. The result is a colorful and engaging portrait, illustrated by photographs by long-time local photographer Maggie Hopp, of the street life, politics, economics, and cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Jacob Chesluk
ISBN: 9780813541792 0813541794
OCLC Number: 79256692
Description: xii, 230 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Brilliant corners --
Magnificent spectacle --
The new spaces of Times Square --
The midtown community court --
Times Square Ink --
"Visible signs of a city out of control" --
"It doesn't exist, but they're selling it" --
The meanings of Times Square --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Benjamin Chesluk ; photographs by Maggie Hopp.
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For more than a century, Times Square has mesmerized the world with the spectacle of its dazzling supersigns, its theaters, and its often-seedy nightlife. This work offers a portrait of the street  Read more...

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The strength of this book lies in CheslukAEs ability to ground his ethnographic inquiries with a historically informed sensibility of the cultural career of redevelopment efforts in Times Square. Read more...

 
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