Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This is the closest approximation I have ever found to Jane Jacobs' Hudson Street of the 1950s, replete with a character Jacobs herself would have had to invent if he did not already exist: Jack Roche, green grocer, unofficial mayor of Meath Street and secretary general of the "United Nations of Fruit and Veg."

— Alex Schafran The Rocky Road to Dublin reposted from

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