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Times Square red, Times Square blue

Author: Samuel R Delany
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1999.
Series: Sexual cultures.
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If one street in America can claim to be the most infamous, it is surely Forty-second Street. Once known for its peep shows, street corner hustlers, and movie houses, Forty-second Street has been overwhelmed by the quest for safety - from safe sex and safe neighborhoods to safe cities and safe relationships. Now defined by corporate theme stores and large, neon-lit cafes, Forty-second Street has, in effect, become a
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel R Delany
ISBN: 0814719198 9780814719190 0814719201 9780814719206
OCLC Number: 40838591
Description: xviii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Sexual cultures.
Responsibility: Samuel R. Delany.
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New York's 42nd Street, once known for its peep shows, street-corner hustlers and cinemas, has in effect been transformed into a family tourist attraction. This book argues that public rest rooms,  Read more...

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"Reading this book reminds me, as few others in a lifetime of reading have done, just why it is that we so love our cities, what we value in them, and why the great ones become so. [Delany is] one of Read more...

 
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