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Chronic City

By Jonathan Lethem

Chronic City
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  • Hardcover: Oct 2009,
    480 pages.
    Paperback: Aug 2010,
    480 pages.

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Touring New York City
Everyone knows New York! Even if you've never visited you've probably read about it in books such as Jonathan Letham's (which are all set in the City). If you haven't read about it, the chances are that one of the countless TV shows such as NYPD Blue, Friends, and Sex and the City has introduced you to a variety of its streets, apartment buildings, alleys and restaurants. Even if you missed these, you've probably seen it portrayed in some of the hundreds of movies filmed there, from classics such as Breakfast at Tiffany's and Barefoot in the Park to more recent films such as the Spiderman movies. At the very least, the chances are you've had your present and future financial status affected by Wall Street!

There is so much more to be known about NYC than can be found by visiting the main tourist attractions, although they are certainly as good a place as any to start. For example, many tourists will visit President Ulysses S Grant's Tomb, which is also the ...

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