Who better to capture the essence of New York in today’s times, than New Yorkers themselves. Journalist Craig Taylor immersed himself into the crowded streets of New York, speaking to over 200 everyday people, to let their words paint the picture of contemporary New York.
We discuss some of the 75 characters in the book, and learn why most say NYC is just a “playground for the rich.” Why part of “living in NY is just mourning the hell out of it.” Why some stay when they say they want nothing more than to leave. How the city became “very dark” in March 2020. And what Craig misses the most now he’s back in Canada.
About Craig Taylor
Craig Taylor is the author of the bestselling Londoners, Return to Akenfield, and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, The Globe & Mail, and McSweeney’s. Craig Taylor’s latest book New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time.