Or, at least, the city's film industry. Once upon a time the “Law & Order” franchise almost single-handedly kept things afloat. Those days are past, but Marvel's rag-tag band of superheroes is coming to the rescue.
For over a decade, the pseudonymous writer has used his Vanishing New York blog to chronicle the slow but devastating disappearance of the city of old in all its gritty glory. Now, with a new book, he is revealing who he is — and what he’s discovered.