The First NeighborhoodsDamon Runyon (October 3, 1880—December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City. He spun humorous tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters; few of whom go by ordinary names, preferring instead to be known as "Nathan Detroit," "Big Jule," "Harry the Horse," "Good Time Charley," "Dave the Dude," and so on. These stories were written in a very distinctive vernacular style: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. The well known musical Guys and Dolls is based on two of Runyon's short stories. Runyon is regarded as the father of "Broadway" in New York City.
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|Date Added||Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 710590 N 4339851|
|Decimal Degrees||39.18241667, -96.56188333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 10.945', W 96° 33.713'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 10' 56.7" N, 96° 33' 42.78" W|
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