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Books We Love: Yonkers in the Twentieth Century

For anyone who is interested in the 20th Century history of Yonkers, this book is a must-read. Also, anyone who is interested in the history of American cities that have roots in an 18th Century colonial past and an industrial 19th Century past will also benefit.  Author Marilyn E. Weigold does a fine job of unfolding the city’s rich history which is rooted in the waves of immigrants who found their way to America to seek jobs with a good living wage and a safe place to raise their families. 


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Young Flesh

I remember being 16 and needing no other beauty accoutrement than a dab of gloss on my flesh-colored lips. I also remember creepy old men stalking me because I was young, pretty and wearing a high school uniform. Filthy old fools. They were everywhere: in the subway, in alleys, standing by bus stops or on the street in front of hotels as fancy as the Pierre and museums as old as the MET.


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Why Yonkers?

Only authors and artists can do what politicians and the media cannot do. It takes a great story to get people to embrace their own humanity.