Remembering a New York now gone from an eye-witness

This week, Sagging Meniscus Press is back to show their new book from Fay Webern: The Button Thief of East 14th Street: Stories from a Life on the Lower East Side 1927-1957. It's an captivating work that captures New York at a vital time, seen from the inside.

We have a full, long chapter on our sponsor’s page, but we're embedding a YouTube video here, as well, of Webern reading a short chapter called "The Pretzel Lady at Union Square". We love her stories, and love hearing her tell them.

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