naked city

In Which a Half-Naked Man Walks Down the Bowery with Only a Speedo

Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:19 am

Nothing like seeing a half-naked man strolling down the Bowery in 85-degree heat. This pigtailed pedestrian ambled southward on the Bowery yesterday afternoon with naught but a skimpy Speedo. Not quite the full monty, of course, but nevertheless a stunt that had guys and girls gawking in awe. It even elicited cat-calls and shouts of […]

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A Look at the New Book Naked City

Posted February 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

The website Popmatters reviews sociologist Sharon Zukin’s new book, Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places.  It is an examination which expounds on the lifetime work of activist Jane Jacobs.  Of how overdevelopment and gentrification are transforming, and often destroying, city neighborhoods.  Here are some excerpts from the article: Yonah Schimmel is […]