By Julia Rothman
Somebody who hearts long island will love this illustrated homage to the town. Artist, writer, and New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic collection of ancient tidbits (how the recent York Public Library lion sculptures bought their names), idiosyncratic locations to go to (where to discover the tennis courts at Grand vital Station), interviews with locals (thoughts on love from a Hasidic Jewish landlord), and private memories from transforming into up within the Bronx (fried fish at Johnny's Reef)—all illuminated in her loved signature kind. A uniquely enjoyable and informative urban consultant, this slice of ny will satisfaction long island locals and viewers alike.
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