Wills is a contributing writer and reporter for the Brooklyn Rail.
The View Across The RiverBy Matthew Wills
The last thing to be privatized will be our imaginations.
A Work in ProgressBy Matthew Wills
Because one of our Founding Theorists called New York City a cloacina of all the depravities of human nature, any discussion of the nature of cities should begin with the enemies of the metropolitan. New York, that hurly-burly port whose streets were mired with shit, loose pigs, prostitutes, and foreigners (by 1640, 18 different languages were spoken here), clearly didnt fit into the grand Jeffersonian plan.