- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Black Dome Press; 1st edition (December 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 188378901X
- ISBN-13: 978-1883789015
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,043,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diamond Street: The Story of the Little Town With the Big Red Light District Paperback – December 1, 1994
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From Library Journal
Hudson, New York, population 8000, is a town whose handsome Colonial and Victorian architecture boasts a grander past. Hudson was first an important port and then a successful industrial city. One of its most lucrative industries was prostitution, and from the 1780s until state police closed down its operations in 1950, Hudson was known far and wide as the place to go for a good time. This work chronicles the history of prostitution in Hudson, along with the social conditions and political corruption that allowed it to flourish. Hall has produced a lively and engaging local history, written in a conspiratorial tone that immediately draws in the reader. His liberal use of anecdotes gleaned from interviews and personal papers and 40 period photographs enliven this tale of sin in a small town. Essential for regional collections and an entertaining addition to social history collections.
Wendy Knickerbocker, Rhode Island Coll. Lib., Providence
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Some of his anecdotes are hilarious. Diamond Street is a gem. --The Hudson Valley Regional Review
This small city on the banks of the Hudson River is casting a nostalgic eye back to its bawdy history. --The New York Times
Hall has produced a lively and engaging local history ... Essential for regional collections and an entertaining addition to social history collections. --Library Journal
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In November of '06 Mr Robert Altman, the great director, passed away. G-d bless him for all the wonderful entertainment he created for us.
Would someone ask Robert DeNiro or Sophia Coppula to make this film?
Mahogany Media Review
Being a writer myself, Hudson had inspired me to write several short stories that took place in its contiguous towns and districts. Finally, my first novel of horror, Spook Rock, inspired by a place where we once swam, fished, picnicked, and just plain had a wonderful time, takes place in Hudson and once again its surrounding little towns where I once lived.
Who said history can't be fun?