The Longform Guide to Bygone New York
A collection of picks about different eras of life in New York City, inspried by Twice Upon a Time: Listening to New York, the new, multilayered essay by acclaimed author Hari Kunzru. Buy it today from Atavist Books.
A Jazz Age Autopsy
The lonesome death of Arnold Rothstein, notorious gambler, inspiration for a the character Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby, alleged fixer of the 1916 World Series, opiate importation pioneer, mobster and Jew.
My Lost City
When New York was perpetually on fire.
A Report from Occupied Territory
On police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.
Watching the jazz singer in New York.
The Genesis of the Gang
Jacob Riis, writing in 1899, on how a childhood spent in New York City’s tenements led a 15-year-old boy to be convicted of murder.
A profile of Chloë Sevigny, 19-year-old It Girl.
A Boy Grew In Brooklyn
Memories of the old neighborhood, before everything changed.