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There may be eight million stories in the Naked City, but there are also nearly three million dwellings, from Park Avenue palaces to Dickensian garrets and everything in between.

Constance Rosenblum, most recently author of the Habitats column in The New York Times Real Estate section, offers vivid stories about how New Yorkers really live in their brownstones, apartments, mansions and lofts, presenting a rich portrait of domestic life in the world’s most varied city.

Praise for Habitats:

“The tales of luck or hard work that resulted in the securing of perfect tiny shoebox apartments, rehabbed brownstones, and converted industrial spaces provide a frisson of envy that keeps us reading; it’s the same urge that has us gaze up at lighted windows from the sidewalk below and wonder if someone else’s house, and thus, their very existence, is better than our own. Rosenblum’s profiles are a celebration of New York, and of what E.B. White called 'the gift of privacy, the jewel of loneliness'—the difficulties and pleasures of finding a place and making it a home.” –Publishers Weekly

“[T]hese 40 pieces have greater staying power than many collections of newspaper columns and show the ongoing fascination with the subject of how, where and why people live where they live.” –Kirkus Reviews

For more on Habitats click here.


Brief Bios

Constance Rosenblum is the longtime editor of The New York Times’ City section and a former editor of the paper’s Arts and Leisure section. She is the author of Boulevard of Dreams and of Habitats.

Sturgis Warner is a freelance theatre director as well as Artistic Director of Twilight Theatre Company. He specializes in new plays and new play development.

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