Chronicles of Old New York: Exploring Manhattan's Landmark Neighborhoods (Museyon Guides) [Paperback]
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The history of New York City is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York from Museyon Guides. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers who built Manhattan. Witness life during the earliest days of the city, when Greenwich Village was a bucolic suburb and disease was a fact of daily life. Explore the dark side of town, from the slums of Five Points to Harlems Prohibition-era speakeasies, and find out which park covers a sea of unmarked graves. Then see it all for yourself with guided walking tours of each of Manhattans historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps. Also includes: Sidebars on Taverns, Townhouses, Architecture, and Neighborhoods; Historical stories from New York s days as a Dutch colony through today; Historical Figures included: John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Stanford White, Gertrude Whitney, Donald Trump; Detailed time line of historical events; Includes 8 walking tours of the historic neighborhoods; And appeals to history buffs, New York residents and NYC tourists alike.
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