Ah, New York, the concrete jungle where dreams are made — until you realize just how much you’ll have to fork over to live in a one-bedroom apartment where the bedroom also serves as the kitchen and living area. Some complain and stick it out while others complain their way off the island. In the essay collection Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, New Yorkers and former New Yorkers write about their love-hate relationship with one of the most iconic cities in the world. Vol. 1 Brooklyn and the collection’s editor, Sari Botton, host Mike Albo, Emily Gould, Choire Sicha, Anna Holmes, Jon-Jon Goulian, Michelle Dean, Elissa Bassist, and others for a night of readings about life in the big city

Mon., Dec. 2, 7 p.m., 2013

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