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The Publisher notes: For those of ya’ll who have asked, this will compile reviews & other notices about New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg. Members of any & all media outlets, including blogs, are encouraged to write WWIB to either review the book or contact the co-editors & contributors.

ATLANTIC YARDS REPORT

ARTHUR MAGAZINE

DAILY TELEGRAPH

ECSTATIC PEACE (note: this is the same as Arthur but just Byron Coley & Thurston Moore’s “Bull Tongue” column)

FINANCIAL TIMES

FLAMING PABULUM

FOUND IN BROOKLYN

GOTHAMIST (Jen Carlson interviews Brian Berger)

HARPER’S MAGAZINE (subscribers only)

JAZZ JOURNALIST CLIFFORD ALLEN

METROPOLIS MAGAZINE

NEW YORK TIMES

NEW YORK TIMES (New York Calling live at the Gotham History Center)

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

TIME OUT NEW YORK

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DO YOU LIKE BLURBS A LOT? Brian Berger & Marshall Berman were fortunate the following agreed to read & comment upon the New York Calling galley:

“Gotham’s a Rip Van Winkle city. Always has been. In 1856, Harper’s Monthly claimed New York ‘is never the same city for a dozen years together,’ and that after forty years a visitor would find ‘nothing, absolutely nothing, of the New York he knew.’ But even Rip would be flabbergasted had he fallen asleep in the 1977 blackout and woken up today. New York Calling’s perceptive reports and evocative reminiscences vividly recreate the all but vanished city of the ’70s—dangerous, broke, aflame, in ruins, but also hip, vital, creative, rebellious—and trace the astonishing transformations wrought over the intervening decades. By turns tender and irate, whimsical and reflective, it’s a great guide to Gotham’s recent history.”—Mike Wallace, co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 and founder of the Gotham Center for New York City History

“Original essay collections are landmines of missed opportunity––nobody’s perfect every time, and assigning editors are stuck with what they”re handed. So the success ratio is miraculous here as writers of vastly varying celebrity weigh in on the fate of teeming, polyglot New York City in a rich-get-richer world. For once all five boroughs are accounted for, and a heartening proportion of the contributors still find hope in a place where almost no one under forty can afford the rent. Readable, intelligent, and full of facts not even Marshall Berman knew.” Robert Christgau

New York Calling gives us the New York that doesn’t get into the guidebooks–or the history books. With tour guides like Luc Sante, Tom Robbins, and editors Berman and Berger, we can count on an eye-opening journey through a more rough and tumble city, full of problems but bursting with messy life.” Geoffrey O’Brien, author of Sonata for Jukebox

“Anyone who knew New York in the 1970s knows it was a different city from that of today. New York Calling is like a Rough Guide to a city receding into a dim past but now brought startlingly, evocatively to life by the amazing group of writers assembled by Marshall Berman and Brian Berger.”—Francis Morrone, historian and author of The Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn

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