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10 snapshots of New York from celebrated diaries

From 'New York Diaries' edited by Teresa Carpenter, 10 stories of New York City through the centuries.

- Molly Driscoll, Monitor contributor

3. Charles Dickens

"Once more in Broadway! Here are the same ladies in bright colours walking to and fro, in pairs and singly; yonder in the very same light blue parasol which passed and repassed the hotel-window twenty times while we were sitting there.... take care of the pigs. Two portly sows are trotting up behind this carriage, and a select part of half-a-dozen gentlemen-hogs have just now turned the corner."

– From the diary of Charles Dickens on March 2, 1842, during his first American tour


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