December 15, 2021

Books About Street Addresses

Brea Barthel talks about books that talk about street addresses, with brief comments on Albany street names, the politics of addresses (or lack of one), and how the Post Office sorts mail to get it to our addresses.

Books discussed:
•Erik Schlimmer’s “Cradle of the Union: A Street by Street History of New York’s Capital City” (2019)
•Deirdre Mask’s “The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power” (2020)
•Spike Carlsen’s “A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries, and Other Stuff You See Every Day” (2020)

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