The Grand Concourse on the NY Times

August 25, 2009 nyupressblog 0

Read the article here. View the audio slideshow here. The Grand Concourse, the four-and-a-half-mile boulevard that for much of its life was described as the Champs-Élysées of the Bronx, has often sat for its portrait,

A Golden Seam In the Bronx

August 18, 2009 nyupressblog 0

The Wall Street Journal just posted a glowing review of Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by Constance Rosenblum. It was a mecca of sorts, decidedly

A Criminally Informative Blog: snitching.org

August 14, 2009 nyupressblog 0

This post is from Alexandra Natapoff’s new blog, snitching.org, based on her forthcoming book, Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice I recommend this recent feature article in Reason Magazine by Radley Balko,

The Basketball Lie

August 13, 2009 nyupressblog 0

Check out SLAM Magazine’s excellent review of Living Through the Hoop: High School Basketball, Race, and the American Dream by Reuben A. Buford May. For many black teenagers, the perception of choices for identity in

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