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Did you know there used to be a resort hotel in Manhattan, and its customers enjoyed sunbathing on the beach along the East River? Did you know there used to be an Egyptian temple-style reservoir on the site of the New York Public Library? Discover Manhattan’s historic landmarks that still show the remaining signs of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers who built New York. Anecdotes about the landmarks include Manhattan’s most romantic restaurant, One if by Land, Two if by Sea; a portrait of Aaron Burr’s lost daughter, Theodora; Franklin D. Roosevelt’s secret elevator at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; the true story about the death of Dylan Thomas and his habitual haunt, the White Horse Tavern; and many more. This book is a double pleasure if you read it together with Chronicles of Old New York, but it is also a fascinating guidebook on its own, an entertaining and informative companion for walks around Manhattan illustrated with historic photos, drawings and detailed maps.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Travel, History
Series Title: Chronicles
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Street Date: March 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-5169