Travel / What I'm Reading

The World in a City

Books can take you into new environments; a visit to New York can take you into new worlds. Joseph Berger’s book The World in a City does both by taking you through over twenty New York City neighborhoods.

Berger, a New York Times columnist, treats his readers to first-hand accounts of each region, utilizing the quotes and experiences of locals. Each chapter examines the particular cultures of the neighborhood as well as how the ethnic makeup has shifted as the desires of subsequent generations have changed.

While covering familiar areas such as Douglaston, Flushing, Chinatown, and the Garment District, Berger also discusses the lesser-known areas of Brighton Beach, Norwood, and Ditmas Park. At the end of each chapter Berger provides a helpful selection of points of interest and restaurants. I, for one, would like to check out the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory mentioned in the book – the store sells green tea, black sesame, and avocado ice cream!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s