"Overstated and overheated at times, but an important cautionary note to counter the national embrace of gentrification as the solution to every urban ill."
The walk from his West Village apartment to his Tribeca office provides a springboard for architect/urban planner Sorkin (All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities
, 2011, etc.) to reflect on the changing nature of city life.
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"The corrective, though, may not be to have more humane architecture or pedestrian pathways that rub middle-class noses in urban filth, poverty, misery, and violence—but to address these miseries directly."