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New York Stories

New York Stories

Take a time-traveling tour of New York, starting with the waterfront dives of the late twenties (The Docks of New York), the Upper East Side during the depressed thirties (My Man Godfrey), and the Lower East Side in the noirish forties (The Naked City). Then there are the jazzy fifties beatniks (Shadows) and the artsy sixties Central Park dwellers (Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One), melancholy midtown memories in the seventies (News from Home), and sweltering Bed-Stuy tension in the eighties (Do the Right Thing). Finally, the dying debutante society of the nineties (Metropolitan) gives way to a nostalgic, picture-book image of Manhattan circa 2001 (The Royal Tenenbaums). There are eight million stories in the Naked City. Here are some of them.