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Boulevard of Dreams

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A beautifully illustrated history of the Grand Concourse, New York

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part One CharactersFrances KiernanLaura LonghineJohanna Baldwin Roy HoffmanJohn Freeman GillCassi Feldman Richard FirstmanAdam B. EllickRebecca Flint Marx and Vytenis DidziulisHelen BenedictPart Two Places in the City's HeartRobert Sullivan Edwidge Danticat David McAninchJake MooneySuketu Mehta Kevin BakerMitch KellerMark Caldwell Mark Kingwell Sara GranAlexander AcimanDavid Masello Alex Rose James AngelosKatherine Bindley Part Three Rituals, Rhythms, and RuminationsColin Harrison Laura Shaine CunninghamEmily Brady Caroline H. DworinJocko WeylandMax PageBen GibberdKatherine MarshFrancine ProseNathaniel RichSaki Knafo Jonathan RosenRandy Kennedy Mac Montandon Jennifer Gilmore David Hajdu Roxana RobinsonPart Four Excavating the Past Ellen PallAmy Fox Manny Fernandez Dorothy Gallagher Gregory Beyer Christopher SorrentinoLeslie NipkowWilliam ZinsserAbout the Contributors About the Editor

About the Author

Constance Rosenblum, most recently the author of the Habitats column published in the Real Estate section of The New York Times, was a longtime editor of the paper's City section and a former editor of the Times's Arts and Leisure section. She is the author of Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.


"A writer and editor at the New York Times, Rosenblum is an infectiously enthusiastic tour guide. You can almost feel her pulling you up and down the Grand Concourse-which was completed one hundred years ago-giddily pointing out the sights." - The New York Times Book Review "Rosenblum has written with real thunder about the Grand Concourse and the wild dreamers who once lived there. Boulevard of Dreams is a passionate and deeply elegiac book." - The Wall Street Journal "A seminal recounting of the rise, fall and current revival of a major landmark, this book, with many archival photos and drawings, is a must for those interested in the cultural history of the Bronx and New York City." - Publishers Weekly "Boulevard of Dreams traces the evolution of the area surrounding the Concourse from orchard and farmland to inner-cityscape." - The New Yorker " She takes us through the different generations of immigrants who made Concourse neighborhoods their home, looking at the big picture and the changing details of people's lives." - The New York Post

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