Girl from Fitchburg Author:Bernardine Kielty Scherman We have all heard the old cliche: "New York is a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there." But here is someone who has given it a big try and wouldn't live anywhere else. — This is New York as she has known it: when the Plaza Hotel was one year old; when Greenwhich Village was an unspoiled Bohemia; when New York&... more »#39;s Own -- the 77th Divison -- came marching up Fifth Avenue, triumphantly home from Over There; when the Casino glittered in Central Park; when hobo huts lined the Hudson.
This is not an autobiography, it's a way of life. It is bringing up children on Riverside Drive; Broadway - from top balcony to opening nights; books ... concerts ... churches ... cats. It is an existence that she -- and eight million other New Yorkers -- are convnced cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world.« less