Tales of The Village

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Growing Up Bank Street is a memoir that puts you right back in time to the days when the Village was more than just a NYC neighborhood--it was a close-knit community that provided a lot for its residents. Florio goes through her and her family's personal history living in an apartment on Bank Street, but also spreads out the story to include the neighbors, the social groups within the neighborhood, and even some of the more historical figures that played a part in making the neighborhood what it was.

It was a fascinating read, especially for those who like to learn about NYC history or those who wish that there were more neighborhoods like this around the country that could thrive when people realize they are all in need of a little connection. It's comforting to know that there are still unique places like this, even though the face of it has changed.