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Luc Sante's "Low Life "is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets--scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is still a prominent feature of the cityscape. "Low Life "voyages through Manhattan from four different directions. Part One examines the actual topography of Manhattan from ...

Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York 2003, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374528997

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Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York 1992, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679738763

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