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Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City

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Publisher Comments:

How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it was called "Death Avenue"? Lively and comprehensive, andlt;iandgt;Inside the Appleandlt;/iandgt; brings to life New York's fascinating past. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This narrative history of New York City is the first to offer practical walking tour know-how. Fast-paced but thorough, its bite-size chapters each focus on an event, person, or place of historical significance. Rich in anecdotes and illustrations, it whisks readers from colonial New Amsterdam through Manhattan's past, right up to post-9/11 New York. The book also works as a historical walking-tour guide, with 14 self-guided tours, maps, and step-by-step directions. Easy to carry with you as you explore the city, andlt;iandgt;Inside the Appleandlt;/iandgt; allows you to visit the site of every story it tells. This energetic, wide-ranging, and often humorous book covers New York's most important historical moments, but is always anchored in the city of today.

Review:

"Most of this guide book is devoted to an exhaustive catalog of New York City history, beginning with glaciers' impact on the geography of Central Park and ending (161 chapters later) with the aftermath of 9/11. Not for cover-to-cover reading, this guide from a tour-guide/entrepreneur husband-and-wife team is best approached from behind, with the 14 walking tours that cap the volume; each highlighted site references the relevant chapters preceding. Considering New York's dense history, these tours offer something for everyone: the Greenwich Village tour alone encompasses the Stonewall Inn, considered the birthplace of gay rights; Jefferson Market Courthouse, the nation's first night court; and the house where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. Not even natives know this much; even if they do recall the late-19th and early-20th century tenement laws meant to improve living conditions (chapter 84), they'll probably be surprised to learn where the city's first tenement is located (chapter 32). From the 1765 Bowling Green Park protest of the Stamp Act to the 1980 murder of John Lennon outside the Dakota Apartments, this extremely thorough sidewalk-level guide is rich with 20 years of combined tour experience. Photos and maps." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This lively, comprehensive history of New York City brings to life the city's fascinating and dramatic past for locals, tourists, and anyone eager to know the greatest city in the world. Includes 14 walking tours. b&w photos throughout.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416589976
Subtitle:
A Streetwise History of New York City
Author:
Nevius, Michelle
Author:
Nevius, James
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - Northeast - Middle Atlantic (General)
Subject:
Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Subject:
History
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
New York City tour guides; New York City; self guided tours; history of New York; wall street; history of Manhattan
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090324
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b+w photos t-o; illus; index; maps
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.425 oz

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Product details 384 pages Free Press - English 9781416589976 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Most of this guide book is devoted to an exhaustive catalog of New York City history, beginning with glaciers' impact on the geography of Central Park and ending (161 chapters later) with the aftermath of 9/11. Not for cover-to-cover reading, this guide from a tour-guide/entrepreneur husband-and-wife team is best approached from behind, with the 14 walking tours that cap the volume; each highlighted site references the relevant chapters preceding. Considering New York's dense history, these tours offer something for everyone: the Greenwich Village tour alone encompasses the Stonewall Inn, considered the birthplace of gay rights; Jefferson Market Courthouse, the nation's first night court; and the house where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. Not even natives know this much; even if they do recall the late-19th and early-20th century tenement laws meant to improve living conditions (chapter 84), they'll probably be surprised to learn where the city's first tenement is located (chapter 32). From the 1765 Bowling Green Park protest of the Stamp Act to the 1980 murder of John Lennon outside the Dakota Apartments, this extremely thorough sidewalk-level guide is rich with 20 years of combined tour experience. Photos and maps." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This lively, comprehensive history of New York City brings to life the city's fascinating and dramatic past for locals, tourists, and anyone eager to know the greatest city in the world. Includes 14 walking tours. b&w photos throughout.
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