NYC Blocks, you’re the most welcome new fish in the aquarium (I don’t read a lot of blogs, aside from those I find absolutely necessary; if anything, these days, I read wondrous things like this) since the splendiferous Today in Letters. Read David Crohn’s most recent (that is, his second) post on NYC Blocks, “11th Street Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.” A snippet: “Musical iconoclast Charles Ives, playwright Oscar Wilde and famed New Yorker editor Harold Ross liked the block so much they once called it home, but my favorite residence is still occupied by some of its original inhabitants….”
History-digging? Renting? Buying? Strolling? Read on. Also, unrelated: Is Jay McInerney the Truman Capote of wine, meaning, to this writer, “a celebrity tonguemesiter with forelock tugged to any passing celebrity or supertaster”?
Hello! I’m Emily Gordon, an editor, critic, copywriter, and internet lover since 1992. Emdashes, born in 2004, spent its formative years as a New Yorker fan blog. (The project garnered some nice compliments and press.) It’s now a collection of conversations—generally civilized—about punctuation, magazines, movies, design, and other things that stir me.
Over the years, I’ve worked with a small army of culture writers, editors, and artists. You can read all about the people who've helped build Emdashes here at “Who We?” (That’s a New Yorker joke. Old habits die hard.)
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