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Young WhitmanAs we begin work on our cultural history of New York City, Bryan and I are starting with the premise that one of the things that will make our distinctive is its organization around different “scenes” that have existed during the city’s history. This principle was inspired by the account of the “downtown scene” that Bryan gives during our Writing New York lecture course at NYU. Where possible we want to locate these scenes in particular geographic locations such as neighborhoods, parks, buildings, or even street corners. And we’re looking for “tour guides” to help