Big Onion Guide to New York City Ten Historic Tours

ISBN-10: 0814747485
ISBN-13: 9780814747483
Edition: 2002
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Description: Whether you are a tourist or a native New Yorker, you can enjoy this walking guide to New York City. The historic tours connect the city with the snapshots of yesterday, blending social and cultural history with the evolution of different  More...

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 4.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Whether you are a tourist or a native New Yorker, you can enjoy this walking guide to New York City. The historic tours connect the city with the snapshots of yesterday, blending social and cultural history with the evolution of different communities.

Eric Wakin is Chief Tour Guide. Their company conducts more than 1,200 tours of New York City for more than 35,000 people each year. They are both in the Ph.D. program in history at Columbia.

Seth Kamil and Eric Wakin are, respectively, the president and chief tour guide of the largest and best-known walking tour company in the United States-Big Onion Walking Tours. They are also the authors of The Big Onion Guide to New York City: Ten Historic Tours, also published by NYU Press. Both live in Brooklyn, NY.

Foreword
Introduction
Wall Street: The Architecture of Capitalism
The Lower East Side: Immigrant New York
Greenwich Village: A Gay and Lesbian Mecca
Four Squares: Union Square, Stuyvesant Square, Gramercy Park, and Madison Square
The Brooklyn Bridge: A Walk from Brooklyn Heights to City Hall
Central Park: New York City's Largest Work of Art
The Upper East Side: Manhattan's "Gold Coast"
Historic Harlem: African American Capital of the Twentieth Century
Green-Wood Cemetery: A Garden Cemetery Revisited
The Other Boroughs: A Driving Tour
Sources
About the Contributors
Index

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