Twenty Minutes In Manhattan
  • Twenty Minutes In Manhattan
  • Twenty Minutes In Manhattan
  • Twenty Minutes In Manhattan
ISBN: 0865477574
EAN13: 9780865477575
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 12, 2013
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 8.46" L x 5.55" W
Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The walk from my apartment in Greenwich Village to my studio in Tribeca takes about twenty minutes, depending upon the route and whether I stop for a coffee and the Times. Invariably, though, it begins with a trip down the stairs.

And so sets out architecture critic Michael Sorkin on his daily walk from his home in a Manhattan old-law-style tenement building. Sorkin has followed the same path for over fifteen years, a route that has allowed him to observe the startling transformations in New York during this period of great change. Twenty Minutes in Manhattan is his personal, anecdotal account of his casual encounters with the physical space and social dimensions of this unparalleled city.

From the social gathering place of the city stoop to Washington Square Park, Sorkin s walk takes the reader on a wry, humorous journey past local characters, neighborhood stores and bodegas, landmark buildings, and overlooked streets. His perambulations offer him and the reader opportunities to not only engage with his surroundings but to consider a wide range of issues that fascinate Sorkin as an architect, urbanist, and New Yorker. Whether heis despairing at street garbage or marveling at elevator etiquette, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan offers a testing ground for his Read More chevron_right

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