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New York City

Many of the stories in Grand Union are set in New York City, with most of these taking place in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. In "Just Right," Donovan's family's puppet show is performed in the West Village, where they live. Almost all of the scenes in "Words and Music" take place in this neighborhood as well, as the narrator mentions the Washington Square Arch, Bleecker Street, and MacDougal and Thompson Streets, where the man in the Abraham Lincoln costume is known to frequent. "Downtown" is centered around the narrator's appreciation of her West Village home, including the restaurant Café Loup where she frequently spends time with her friends. This narrator is fond of the city and the strange interactions she witnesses there, and feels it is an integral part of life and art. "Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets" takes place in the East Village...

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