Bohemian cafes, sexual freedom and lots of gossip. Has anything changed in Tel Aviv?
In the days before air-conditioning, the city was 'a place where people lived outdoors, on the streets, in the sidewalk cafes, on the beach or in the balconies,' a veteran journalist recalls.
“All I wanted was to be in Tel Aviv − such a great city, so alive, buzzing with energy, always something going on, every hour of every day and far into the night. But it was impossible: I couldn’t find anywhere to live.” Sound familiar? It is, except that Diana Lerner was describing the situation when she first came from New York to settle in Tel Aviv almost six decades ago.