Objects & Places from Bright Lights, Big City

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The Department of Factual Verification

The narrator's place of work.


A downtown nightclub in 1980s New York.

Bolivian Marching Powder

The narrator's nickname for cocaine.

New York Post

A New York City tabloid whose sensational headlines often make comic reading and provide a backdrop for much of the action.

The Plaza Hotel

A luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan next to Central Park.

The Lion's Head

A pub in lower Manhattan, often frequented by writers, especially of the Beat generation.

Ivy League

A grouping of elite Eastern universities which functions as a place and also as a mindset, signifying the status and security of East Coast establishment society.


A supposed luxury item the narrator purchases that falls apart a few hours later.


An animal place in the magazine office as revenge for the narrator's firing.


An object the narrator visits often to remind him of...

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