By Meyer Berger,Pete Hamill
Berger is better identified for his "About ny" column, which seemed frequently
in the days from 1939 to 1940 and from 1953 until eventually his dying in 1959. via
lovingly distinct snapshots of normal New Yorkers and much corners of town, Berger's writing deeply motivated the following new release of writers, together with homosexual Talese and Tom Wolfe.
Originally released in 1960 and lengthy out of print, Meyer Berger's ny is a wealthy choice of notable journalism, chosen via Berger himself, which captures the thrill, bravado, and heartbreak of recent York within the fifties within the phrases of the best-loved reporter of his time.
"Mike Berger used to be one of many nice newshounds of our day . . . he was once a grasp of the colour tale, the descriptive narrative of points of interest and sounds-of a parade, an eclipse, a homicidal maniac operating amok . . . or simply a thunderstorm that broke a summer season warmth wave . . . ."-The big apple instances, obituary, February 6, 1959
"Dip into Meyer Berger's ny, at any element, and you'll find belongings you by no means knew or dreamed of figuring out. . . . It has a center, a soul, and a attractiveness all its own."
-Phillip Hamburger, the recent York instances publication Review