Tell me what street compares with Mott Street in July?

It’s a question I find myself asking every summer. Here’s this year’s answer: Cyrus and I are both away this week with limited ability to post. If you want to get a leg up on something, though, I’m re-reading Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic...

What exactly is a taxi dance?

I’m one of those lady teachers,A beautiful hostess you know,The kind the Palace featuresAt exactly a dime a throw.That’s how Rodgers and Hart immortalized the Taxi Dance craze of the 20s and 30s. Taxi dances and other bits of detritus from New York’s...