City On A Grid: How New York Became New York by Gerard KoeppelCity On A Grid: How New York Became New York by Gerard Koeppel

City On A Grid: How New York Became New York

byGerard Koeppel

Paperback | April 4, 2017

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Winner of the 2015New York City Book Award

The never-before-told story of the grid that ate Manhattan

You either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. This is its story.

Praise forCity on a Grid

"The best account to date of the process by which an odd amalgamation of democracy and capitalism got written into New York's physical DNA."--New York Times Book Review

"Intriguing...breezy and highly readable."--Wall Street Journal

"City on a Gridtells the too little-known tale of how and why Manhattan came to be the waffle-board city we know."--The New Yorker

"[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

"Koeppel is the very best sort of writer for this sort of history."--Roanoke Times
Gerard Koeppelis the author ofBond of UnionandWater for Gothamand has contributed to numerous other books. including theEncyclopedia of New York City. Prior to writing history, he was an editor at CBS News. He was born on the grid and has lived all over it since.
Title:City On A Grid: How New York Became New YorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030682549X

ISBN - 13:9780306825491


Editorial Reviews

"Koeppel's book is engaging, entertaining, highly informative, and will be useful to both long-time residents and first-time visitors. It is also copiously and precisely documented, greatly aiding further research into the innumerable details of the city."-Reviews in American History