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...

The New New York Novel

Well, the summer reading season’s on, even though I’m teaching a (mostly non-NYC) summer grad seminar for the next six weeks. And despite the fact that I’m sadly only a few pages into Richard Price’s Lush LIfe (which I finally picked up last...