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The author shares his firsthand knowledge of Soho's rise to prominence and eventual decline as the center of Manhattan's art scene, recalling the confluence of economic and social factors that made the community come alive as a haven for artists, musicians, and creative people of every type.He would make periodic shopping trips to lower Manhattan surplus stores, particularly favoring one named Job Lot. ... Earlier this tree and its companion were rescued by Maciunas from the sidewalk of a nearby parking lot and planted in violation of New York City law. ... On the wall outside his basement apartment was a supergraphic of large sans-serif letters reading repeatedly in a geometric array:anbsp;...

Author:Richard Kostelanetz
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2003


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