Ricarda Messner is a Berlin-based publisher, curator, writer and editor. At 23 she co-founded Flaneur Magazine, a world traveling independent publication that focusses on one specific street and its inhabitants in a different metropolis for each issue. So far, Flaneur has been to Berlin, Leipzig, Montréal, Rome, Athens, Moscow, São Paulo and most recently Taipei.
Anyone with a special relationship with New York should read this! Between 1954 and 1981, Maeve Brennan alias The Long-Winded Lady wrote the "Talk of the Town" column for The New Yorker. This book is a collection of her essays. About the most ruthless, ambitious, confusing, funny, sad, cold and humane city.