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Author Roman, James, 1952- author.

Title Chronicles of old New York / James Roman.

Publication Info. New York : Museyon, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  974.71 ROMAN    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  974.71 ROM    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  974.71 ROMAN    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  974.71 ROMAN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  974.71 R66C    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  974.71 ROM    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [302]-305) and index.
Summary A guidebook and history of Manhattan includes dozens of episodes from New York history and offers walking tours for such historic neighborhoods as Greenwich Village, Astor Place, Harlem and Chinatown.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject New York (N.Y.) -- Guidebooks.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Guidebooks.
Neighborhoods -- New York (State) -- New York -- Guidebooks.
Historic sites -- New York (State) -- New York -- Guidebooks.
Walking -- New York (State) -- New York -- Guidebooks.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Miscellanea.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography -- Miscellanea.
TRAVEL / United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA).
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA).
ISBN 9781940842080 (paperback)
1940842085 (paperback)
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