Like Hollywood attracts screenwriters, New York attracts writers. Half the people you meet have a novel they tinker at when everyone else is asleep. Thankfully, only some of them will bore you with a description of the plot and its surely autobiographical characters. But because of all the great novels to come from Gotham, plenty of hacks continue to line up for their shot.

These are the greatest the city has produced, the 25 best New York City novels.

Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU), Ross Scarano (@RossScarano), and Greg Topscher (@gtopscher).

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