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Laura K. Raskin

Laura K. Raskin is a writer living in Crown Heights.

Birth of the Concrete Jungle

To love New York City is to fall for concrete and steel. Maybe it’s the iconic Brooklyn Bridge that raises the hair on your arms, or it’s an anonymous apartment building on East 10th Street. Buildings and structures become talismans here—reminders of constancy and comfort, landmarks not just of the city’s history, but also of our own timelines and stories, or the stories we wish were ours.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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