the bowery boys adventures in old new york an unconventional exploration of manhattans historic neighborhoods secret spots and colorful characters

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The Bowery Boys Adventures In Old New York

Author : Greg Young
ISBN : 9781612435763
Genre : History
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“Among the best city-centric series.”–New York Times THE BOWERY BOYS' OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THEIR WILDLY POPULAR, AWARD-WINNING PODCAST The Bowery Boys podcast is a phenomenon, thrilling audiences each month with one amazing story after the next. Now, in their first-ever book, the duo gives you an exclusive personal tour through New York’s old cobblestone streets and gas-lit back alleyways. Featuring fascinating guides to: • Hell's Kitchen and Columbus Circle • The Bowery and Astor Place • Tribeca and Foley Square • Chinatown and Little Italy • and all the rest of New York!

Chronicles Of Old New York

Author : James Roman
ISBN : 9781938450853
Genre : Travel
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Did you know that Central Park was built on Seneca Village, a community of modest farms, also known as a safe haven for runaway slaves? Did you know Washington Square Park used to be a potter’s field? Author James Roman, a native New Yorker, brings to this guide an intimate knowledge and love of New York’s neighborhoods and the quirks of history that have helped shape the city. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers such as John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Stanford White, Gertrude Whitney and more with historical photographs and period maps. This second edition includes a new Broadway chapter and completely updated walking tours. A Must Read for anyone who loves New York City.

New York In 50 Maps

Author : Gaspard Walter
ISBN : 0789331179
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Beautifully illustrated and richly detailed, this collection of fifty individually drawn maps is a novel, visual way to unlock New York’s special places. This unique new guide to New York dispenses with boring lists and dry descriptions and instead invites the user to discover different facets of the city through a series of fifty highly original, entertaining themed maps. Each of these inventive maps is illustrated in full color on subjects that range from the lighthearted (Famous Movie Locations) and whimsical (Where to Lose Your Children) to classic tourist itineraries (How to Find Manhattan Neighborhoods). The book includes something for everyone, from a map of the best spots to take a selfie to the landmarks of hip-hop. Some maps focus on the practical or exotic, while others reveal the city’s forgotten or little-known corners. Taken together, the fifty maps create an extensive and exciting alternative to traditional guides. Contributing illustrators who were commissioned to create a map for this book include some well-known as well as up-and-coming illustrators: Jean Jullien, Gianpaolo Pagni, Chloé Poizat, Christian Roux, and Quentin Vijoux.

Seeking New York

Author : Tom Miller
ISBN : 0789329174
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 49. 85 MB
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Beautifully illustrated with line drawings and photographs, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, this charming guide traces the architectural and social history of Manhattan one building at a time. The island of Manhattan has been through remarkable architectural and social change throughout its history. Organized roughly by neighborhoods, this book explores the seemingly never-ending depths of architectural, personal, and social history of Manhattan, building by building. Follow the family feud that led to the construction of the luxurious Waldorf Astoria, or trace the decay of a once proud home to an increasingly humble storefront, delving into the surprising, sometimes scandalous, often touching stories of the people who lived there along the way. Alongside the details about each architect, dates, and styles, author Tom Miller reveals the joys, tragedies, and scandals of those who lived within. In addition to iconic structures, the book includes many off-the-beaten-path buildings that most guidebooks overlook, as well as notable buildings that no longer stand but remain key to Manhattan’s architectural history. Beautifully researched, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, Seeking New York is truly a must-read for anyone interested in the story of New York and how it got that way.

The Historical Atlas Of New York City Second Edition

Author : Eric Homberger
ISBN : 0805078428
Genre : History
File Size : 80. 77 MB
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A richly illustrated reference chronicles the history of New York City, from early Native American culture to the present day, capturing the events, inhabitants, neighborhoods, ethnic diversity, and more in a collection of full-color maps, period photographs, drawings, charts, and concise essays. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Footprints In New York

Author : James Nevius
ISBN : 9781493008407
Genre : Travel
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NYC tour guides and authors James and Michelle Nevius explore the lives of 20 iconic New Yorkers—from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant to Alexander Hamilton, park architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux to JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—and use them to guide the reader through four centuries of the city’s story. Beginning with the oldest standing building in the city, , a 1652 farmhouse in Brooklyn, and journeying all the way to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, the book follows in the footsteps of these iconic New Yorkers. The authors tell the stories of everyone from slave traders and long-forgotten politicians to the movers and shakers of Gilded Age society and the Greenwich Village folk scene. One part history and one part personal narrative, Footprints in New York creates a different way of looking at the past, exploring new connections and forgotten chapters in the story of America’s greatest metropolis. Visit for more.

How To Read New York

Author : Will Jones
ISBN : 0789324903
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 53. 6 MB
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Presents a guide to prominent and lesser-known structures in New York City, providing details on location, architect, and architectural styles.

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