New York: 15 Walking Tours: An Architectural Guide to the Metropolis by Gerard R. WolfeNew York: 15 Walking Tours: An Architectural Guide to the Metropolis by Gerard R. Wolfe

New York: 15 Walking Tours: An Architectural Guide to the Metropolis

byGerard R. Wolfe

Paperback | April 15, 2003

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The devastating events of 9/11 have brought a renewed interest in the rich architectural history of New York City. This highly acclaimed well-illustrated "carry-along" walking tour provides the updated information that tourists, students, architects, and historians need to fully appreciate the architectural aspects that have made NYC one of the most vital cities in the world.

This new third edition features:
* 15 walking tours of NYC's most important structures and neighborhoods
* Easy-to-use maps for each tour with major landmarks clearly indicated
* Nearly 300 vintage photos and engravings
* Interesting, little known historical "tidbits" and anecdotal stories on significant buildings
* Information on the latest landmark designations
* Revised maps and changes in transit information to reflect the effects of 9/11

Gerard R. Wolfe is widely regarded as a leading authority on New York's history and architecture. The author of books, articles, and book reviews on his native city, he has also lectured widely and conducted tours,not only in New York City environs, but also in the Midwest and the Southwest. Among his publications are The Synagogues ...
Title:New York: 15 Walking Tours: An Architectural Guide to the MetropolisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:476 pages, 8.9 × 6.3 × 0.7 inPublished:April 15, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071411852

ISBN - 13:9780071411851

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Lower Broadway, Battery Park City, and the Battery

Chapter 2: Manhattan's Financial District

Chapter 3: City Hall, Old "Newspaper Row," Foley Square, and the "Five Points"

Chapter 4: Greenwich Village

Chapter 5: The Lafayette Historic Group and the East Village

Chapter 6: The Lower East Side

Chapter 7: SoHo Cast-Iron District

Chapter 8: Ladies' Mile, Fashion Row, and Union Square

Chapter 9: Gramercy Park

Chapter 10: Madison Square

Chapter 11: Old Chelsea

Chapter 12: Forty-Second Street

Chapter 13: East River Panaramas and Roosevelt Island

Chapter 14: West of Central Park

Chapter 15: Brooklyn Heights and the Fulton Ferry Historic District

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Index

Editorial Reviews

In this carefully updated third edition -- the book has been in print since 1975 -- historian Gerard R. Wolfe gives itineraries for exploring Manhattan, Roosevelt Island and Brooklyn Heights, carefully noting the landmark status of structures en route.