A substantial description of street life, with quite a bit about many writers are apt to get it wrong. Living outside the mainstream isn't just a way to acquire Scary Skilz, it also has longterm side effect. And no one gets a complete set of Scary Skilz.
A few comments about street subcultures in different cities-- I think it would be of special interest to dcseain.
Link thanks to cofax7, from a discussion at theferrett.