"The author's parents owned a business in Times Square in his youth, and he himself has taught at the nearby CUNY Graduate Center for 30 years, so it's particularly disappointing that he delivers so little historical detail and so much pedantry."
From cultural critic Berman (Adventures in Marxism,
1999, etc.), a windy critical essay on Times Square's past and present, focusing primarily on the films and plays that were set there.
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