The little guy had never walked through this part of the city at night before. He was in awe of the bright lights, crowds of people, and the street peddlers. He was like a tourist, though the city is in his backyard as a resident of neighboring Westchester.
Authors and publishers need their version of Times Square, an area dedicated to books and all things literary. Consumers like book fairs. We need more of them – permanently. There should be a district in every city and town that caters to the arts, where a few blocks are dedicated to galleries, bookstores, and other intellectual experiences. Where as a red light district caters to the x-rated side of humanity, we need a green light district that showers us with the thinking side of life.