City On A Grid: How New York Became New York

Paperback | April 4, 2017

byGerard Koeppel

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“The best account to date of [how] an odd amalgamation of democracy and capitalism got written into New York's physical DNA.”–New York Times

“Intriguingbreezy and highly readable.” –Wall Street Journal

“[An] expert investigation into what made the city special.”–Publishers Weekly

“A fun, fascinating, and accessible read for those curious enough to delve into the origins of an amazing city.”–New York Journal of Books

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“The best account to date of [how] an odd amalgamation of democracy and capitalism got written into New York's physical DNA.”–New York Times“Intriguingbreezy and highly readable.” –Wall Street Journal“[An] expert investigation into what made the city special.”–Publishers Weekly“A fun, fascinating, and accessible read for those curious ...

Gerard Koeppel is the author of Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire and Water for Gotham: A History. He has contributed to numerous other books, including the Encyclopedia of New York City, of which he was an associate editor. Before writing mostly about the past, he wrote, edited, and produced the present at...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030682549X

ISBN - 13:9780306825491

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New York Journal of Books, 12/1/15“A fascinating and curious story that takes us back through time to the early beginnings of the cityIt is also a drama that delves into the lives and travails of the original surveyorswho mapped the island and saw it not for the city that it was, but the metropolis that it would becomeA well-researched ambitious tale of intrigue intertwined with political significanceKoeppel tantalizes with little known factsA fun, fascinating, and accessible read for those curious enough to delve into the origins of an amazing city.”