The Worst New York Summers of All Time: A Brief History
June 22, 2011
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The Summer of 1524, Gentrification Begins
Giovanni da Verrazano liked what he saw when he came looking for high ceilings and cheap rent in the New World, writing in May of 1524: "We found a pleasant place below steep little hills. And from among those hills a mighty, deep-mouthed river ran into the sea..." Next thing you know, there was a Duane Reade.