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Take a journey through Manhattan neighborhoods with this colorful collection of New York City photographs and postcards. Learn about the history that shaped the Big Apple before the 21st century, and the wealth of trivia that built the city that never sleeps. Did you know that Wall Street was once a stockade that marked the end of the city's limits? That Canal Street was built above a canal? That the spire of the Empire State Building was originally used to dock zeppelin planes? That under the Knickerbocker Hotel a private railroad was built for John Jacob Astor and his guests? That the FDR drive was built on landfill shipped from London after WWII? Or that the Cloisters were reconstructed from several medieval abbeys shipped back to the States? This entertaining and informative walk down memory lane has 192 pages chock full of color photographs, antique postcards, and maps, sure to dazzle new and native New Yorkers alike.
About the Author
Diana Krause Oliver is a textile designer with a passion for train travel and a love of New York City. New York, Wish You Were Here is a 20+ year journey to document the neighborhoods of Manhattan.