New Yorkers (Paperback)

A Feisty People Who Will Unsettle, Madden, Amuse and Astonish You

By Clifford Browder

Clifford Browder, 9781733378208, 352pp.

Publication Date: January 19, 2020

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Description

Clifford Browder's New Yorkers is the quirky memoir of a longtime resident who loves his city, a selective glance at that city's amazing history, and a bit of a travel book, all rolled into one. It's for people who love (or hate) the city, and people who have visited or want to visit it. Readers will learn

- Who New Yorkers are and how they live and die

- How many languages are spoken there (you'd be surprised)

- How many witches there are (you'd be surprised)

- Whose funeral caused an all-day riot

- Why a cemetery offers trolley-car tours and whiskey tastings

- How Fifth Avenue went from goats to grandeur

- How your taxi driver may be a Tibetan, a Sherpa from Nepal, or a gypsy

- How the Statue of Liberty almost didn't happen

- Which flashy modern hotel would-be suicides should avoid at all costs, and why

- How the author learned the Charleston on YouTube, proof that geezers rock.

New York is the most exciting city in the world. Everyone should know it, at least a little. It's unique.