New Book Chronicles Diaries of New York City

Posted on: December 30th, 2011 at 11:25 am by

Bestselling author Teresa Carpenter (Village Voice veteran) compiled some four centuries worth of diary entries about New York City in her new tome, New York Diaries: 1609-2009. The book chronicles the heartbeat of the metropolis from the perspective of its inhabitants and visitors. Blog posts are also included Journal entries begin on January 1 and follow the calendar through the rest of the year.

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Here’s one entry from Mark Twain on February 2, 1867:

My experience is that a man cannot go anywhere in New York in an hour. The distances are too great—you must have another day to it. If you have got six things to do, you have got to take six days to do them in.

New York Diaries will be released on January 3.

[via BBC]

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