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The Night Side of New York

Gelesen von Grant Hurlock

(3 Sterne; 2 Bewertungen)

This nonfiction collection of sketches, by "members of the New York press," takes the reader on a tour of 1866 New York City after dark, with stops along the way to vividly depict scenes ranging from the splendid to the squalid - but focusing largely on the latter! (Summary by Grant Hurlock) (7 hr 22 min)

Chapters

01 - A Fashionable Club House

17:00

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02 - The Fashionable Concert Saloon

12:48

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03 - Saturday Night at a Pawnbroker's

17:55

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04 - The Cheap Theatre - "444"

12:59

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05 - A Cock Pit

16:16

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06 - At a Free and Easy

15:03

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07 - The Dance Houses

26:17

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08 - The Police Stations

40:05

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09 - The Tombs on Sunday Morning

10:46

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10 - The Markets at Night

16:57

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11 - Where Germans Most Do Congregate

14:42

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12 - A Fashionable Gambling House

8:26

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13 - Thieves, Counterfeiters, Confidence Operators, Etc.

23:05

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14 - Haunts of the Actors

26:50

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15 - Our All Night Eating Houses - By a Flunkey

29:50

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16 - The Pugilists

22:20

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17 - The "Mediums"

24:14

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18 - The Lairs of Misery and Crime

25:43

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19 - The Newspapers

13:19

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20 - The River Thieves

24:28

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21 - An Arion Ball

26:10

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22 - A Saturday Night at the Old Bowery

16:47

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Bewertungen

I really liked this

(5 Sterne)

This is a collection of short pieces, written supposedly by a group of anonymous reporters from New York newspapers. Each piece focuses on a type of venue that stays open late into the New York night, late in the Nineteenth Century. It’s a fantastic little series, describing the eateries, clubs, police stations and theatres: the whole midnight nation of the metropolis.

Listen at your own risk

(1 Sterne)

Boring, tiresome and, in at least one chapter, endlessly anti-semitic.