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    Lost and Found New York Oddballs, Heroes, Heartbreakers, Scoundrels, Thugs, Mayors, and Mysteries

    ISBN-10: 0061260630
    ISBN-13: 9780061260636
    Author(s): James Stevenson, James Stevenson
    Description: Celebrate the lost histories, unusual people and places, and hidden treasures of New York City's glorious past with this delightful and engaging collection of original illustrations and stories by artist/writer James Stevenson. Featuring the  More...
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    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 128
    Size: 13.30" wide x 16.80" long x 0.90" tall
    Weight: 2.684
    Language: English

    Celebrate the lost histories, unusual people and places, and hidden treasures of New York City's glorious past with this delightful and engaging collection of original illustrations and stories by artist/writer James Stevenson. Featuring the series of Stevenson's "Lost and Found New York" pieces, originally published in the New York Times, along with never-before-published original artwork by the artist, this handsome volume represents the unique vision of an artist and raconteur of extraordinary talent. "Until you draw a picture of something," says Stevenson, "You are apt to be dead wrong about what it looks like." Stevenson's charming illustrations and stories will transport you to Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, New York City's first municipal airport, where Howard Hughes took off on July 10, 1938. You will meet Sadie the Goat-a member of the ladies' auxiliary of the 1870s Hell's Kitchen gang the Gophers-known for butting her victims in the stomach with her head and extracting their valuables. You will discover a popular 1920s Prohibition nightclub equipped with a secret chute that sent bottles of alcohol into the Hudson River (and was later destroyed to build a highway). You will learn about the architect who built the famous Chrysler Building in 1928, then the world's tallest building. Lost and Found New York will introduce you to hundreds of colorful, intriguing, and wonderful characters, places, and events from New York City's rich and varied past. Enjoy your trip!

    Foreword
    Editor's Note
    Introduction: Stevenson at Work
    New York Times Pieces
    Pennsylvania Station, October 28, 2003
    Along the Banks of the Gowanus Canal, November 29, 2003
    Floyd Bennett Field, January 3, 2004
    Valentines, February 14, 2004
    Broad Channel, April 3, 2004
    Hell's Kitchen, May 1, 2004
    Ben Marden's Riviera, May 29, 2004
    Bing-Bing-Bing, June 19, 2004
    By the Sea, July 17, 2004
    Ideal Outings up the Hudson, August 7, 2004
    New York City Flower, October 24, 2004
    Hard Hats, Headstones and Henry Miller, November 13, 2004
    Fulton Fish Market, March 12, 2005
    Mr. Borzacchini's Trees, March 20, 2005
    Happy Birthday, Chrysler Building, April 23, 2005
    Players, Gushers & Splashers, May 28, 2005
    Red Mike, September 6, 2005
    They're Off at Morris Park! October 8, 2005
    Brighton Beach, November 26, 2005
    Court Architect, January 21, 2006
    Richard Croker, February 25, 2006
    A Few Blocks on Broadway, April 15, 2006
    The Passion of Vince, June 24, 2006
    Nothing Better in the World, August 26, 2006
    City Footprints in the Snow, February 19, 2003
    New York Napery, December 11, 2004
    More Projects for Christo, February 12, 2005
    Unpublished Pieces
    Williamsbridge Wonders
    City Island
    Wave Hill
    The Docks of Winter
    Sidewalks of New York
    Bronx Terminal Market
    Treasure Seekers
    Sources for Selected Articles
    Index

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