Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne
"I stopped the car under the giant arch at the Fifth Avenue entrance of Washington Square Park."
This does a great job of setting the scene, even if we didn't already know the book was set in NYC from the subtitle. The arch is such an iconic symbol. And back int he day, it was well-known as a huge drug dealing place.