New York: 15 Walking Tours

Gerard R. Wolfe

Anno: 2003
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 496 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 226 x 160 mm
Peso: 581 gr.
  • EAN: 9780071411851
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. "IF THERE IS A BETTER GUIDEBOOK TO NEW YORK CITY WITH A HISTORICAL BENT, WE HAVEN'T SEEN IT." *--American Heritage magazine You can ride the subway and buses, even take a cruise on the Staten Island Ferry. But the best way to discover the architectural majesty of New York City is the old-fashioned way: on foot! And with McGraw-Hill's newly expanded New York: 15 Walking Tours as your guide, you'll discover why the architecture of the Big Apple is still recognized as the world's most powerful, most sophisticated, and most influential. Packed with little-known historical details that will intrigue both tourists and natives alike, New York: 15 Walking Toursleads you on a journey that reveals New York's beginnings as a small community clustered at the southern tip of Manhattan to its present-day status as the Great Metropolis. Along the way, you'll be introduced to its landmark buildings and architectural styles plus a host of historical details that have come to symbolize not only the City of New York, but our entire culture as well. The revised New York: 15 Walking Tours puts architectural history into fascinating context, and includes: * Fifteen walking tours marked on easy-to-follow street maps, with travel directions and landmark designations noted throughout * A discussion of September 11th , 2001, and its widespread effect on lower Manhattan * The latest historic building and district landmark designations * Nearly 300 vintage photographs and engravings that bring New York's history to life * Unusual historical facts such as the discovery of the African Burial Ground, New York's hidden first subway, the Draft Riots and other riots, the Triangle Fire, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, etc. So no matter if you're an out-of-towner or a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, do what comes naturally the next time you feel like exploring amazing architecture: take a walk! And do it with New York: 15 Walking Tours as your companion. THE TOURS INCLUDE: * Lower Manhattan and Battery Park * Manhattan's Financial District * City Hall and "Newspaper Row" * Greenwich Village * The Lafayette Historic Group * The Lower East Side * The SoHo Cast-Iron District * Gramercy Park and Madison Square * Ladies' Mile and Union Square * Old Chelsea * Forty-Second Street and Times Square * The Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island * Brooklyn Heights