Kerouac's New York

1940 New York City roadmap
New York City reviews of On the Road

"Suddenly I found myself on Times Square.  I had traveled eight thousand miles around the American continent and I was back on Times Square; and right in the middle of rush hour, too, seeing with my innocent road-eyes the absolute madness and fantastic hoorair of New York with its millions and millions hustling forever for a buck among themselves, the mad dream--grabbing, taking, giving, sighing, dying, just so they could be buried in those awful cemetery cities beyond Long Island City.  The high towers of the land--the other end of the land, the place where Paper America is born (107)."

Broadway and Harlem

Charlie Parker, the New York Seamen's Church Institute, and the 50th St. Greyhound Terminal

 

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