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Viva Jane Jacobs!

This week we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Jane Jacobs’s epochal Death and Life of Great American Cities. There is so much about this book that speaks to our time. To begin with, the very neighborhood that Jacobs defended from Robert Moses is struggling to preserve its streets from another giant institution […]

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Long Live St. Mark’s and Friends!

We were most saddened to read recently of downsizing at St. Mark’s Bookshop.  “Is this a nightmare? Pretty much,” writes Harriet of the Poetry Foundation blog. “Vanishing New York” posts this alarming photo. St. Mark’s was the first bookstore to stock Little Star and has faithfully carried us in a big pile.  In recent years […]

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