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Weekend reading: The Fulton Fish Market

16 days ago   |   By Food Politics

Jonathan Rees. The Fulton Fish Market: A History. Columbia University Press, 2022.
I really wanted to read this book and was appy to do a blurb for it.
Rees's history of Manhattan's Fulton Fish Market is an elegy for a place that reached peak vibrancy in the 1920s, only to decline steadily as a result of overfishing, developers, the Mafia, unions, politics, refrigeration, real estate prices, and, eventually, more developers. Rees's thoughtful analysis of these themes has much to tell us about the clash between the natural and built worlds in American cities over the last couple of...
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