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Guide to New York City Landmarks (Guide to New York City Landmarks)

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"New York's lifeblood is its landmarks—its historic neighborhoods, its incomparable buildings, its distinctive streets. This book will guide you through the extraordinary places that make New York New York."

—Paul Goldberger

Architecture critic, The New Yorker

The official guide to New York City's landmarks

In this thoroughly updated and revised edition of the Guide to New York City Landmarks, you will find every designated landmark and historic district in all five boroughs. The perfect companion for a walking tour, this handy guidebook makes it easy to organize an itinerary and find your way through the city.

This revised edition features:

  • More than 1,180 landmarked buildings, including 110 interior landmarks

  • More than 90 landmarks designated since the book's third edition

  • In-depth coverage of 90 historic districts, with expanded building entries and 12 new historic districts

  • Fascinating local history and rich details that focus on remarkable buildings

  • Architectural, cultural, and historical information about each landmark

  • More than 75 two-color maps and more than 200 photographs

Complete with a new Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Guide to New York City Landmarks, Fourth Edition is the best way to acquaint yourself with the rich architectural history and beauty of the world's greatest city.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the public agency responsible for identifying and designating local landmarks and historic districts, as well as regulating changes to designated buildings. Established in 1965 in response to the demolition of the original Penn Station, the Commission is comprised of eleven members appointed by the mayor and supported by a professional staff.

Synopsis:

The official guide to New York's must-see buildings

Yes, it's a wonderful town, and this book gives you more than 1,200 reasons why. With a host of new landmarks, 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs, this new edition of the official and only complete guide to New York's landmarks will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. New to this edition are more than 75 recently designated landmarks and 10 new historic districts, with a new focus on neighborhoods with local history and details explaining some of the more remarkable buildings in the districts. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency responsible for protecting and preserving New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings. Founded in 1965 after the destruction of the original Penn Station, the Commission consists of 11 commissioners, including at least three architects, a historian, a realtor, a planner or landscape architect, as well as a representative of each borough.

Synopsis:

This is the only official guide to the landmarks of New York City, filled with information compiled by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission's architectural historians and research staff. A mix of current and historical photographs illustrate the text, and two-color maps make it easy to find and identify landmarks throughout the city.

About the Author

The NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION is the public agency responsible for identifying and designating local landmarks and historic districts, as well as regulating changes to designated buildings. Established in 1965 in response to the demolition of the original Penn Station, the Commission is comprised of eleven members appointed by the mayor and supported by a professional staff.

Table of Contents

Manhattan.

Brooklyn.

Queens.

Bronx.

Staten Island.

The Islands: Governors, Liberty, Ellis, and Roosevelt.

Appendix: What is the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission?

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471369004
Author:
New York City Landma
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
New York City Landmarks Preservation Com
Author:
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
Author:
Postal, Mathew A.
Author:
Dolkart, Andrewws
Author:
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New York City
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
New York
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historic preservation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Series:
Guide to New York City Landmarks
Series Volume:
108-358
Publication Date:
20081209
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.06x5.96x1.05 in. 1.23 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The official guide to New York's must-see buildings

Yes, it's a wonderful town, and this book gives you more than 1,200 reasons why. With a host of new landmarks, 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs, this new edition of the official and only complete guide to New York's landmarks will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. New to this edition are more than 75 recently designated landmarks and 10 new historic districts, with a new focus on neighborhoods with local history and details explaining some of the more remarkable buildings in the districts. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency responsible for protecting and preserving New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings. Founded in 1965 after the destruction of the original Penn Station, the Commission consists of 11 commissioners, including at least three architects, a historian, a realtor, a planner or landscape architect, as well as a representative of each borough.

"Synopsis" by , This is the only official guide to the landmarks of New York City, filled with information compiled by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission's architectural historians and research staff. A mix of current and historical photographs illustrate the text, and two-color maps make it easy to find and identify landmarks throughout the city.
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