EXPLORE 400 YEARS OF MANHATTAN HISTORY
By James Roman
The history of New York is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York from Museyon Guides. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers who built Manhattan. Then see it for yourself with nine historical walking tours, illustrated with detailed maps and full-color photographs. Witness life when Greenwich Village was a bucolic suburb and disease was a fact of daily life. Explore the city’s dark side, from the slums of Five Points to Harlem’s Prohibition-era speakeasies, and find out which park covers a sea of unmarked graves.
Chronicles of Old New York: Exploring Manhattan’s Landmark Neighborhoods is enjoyable for history buffs, New York residents, and NYC tourists alike. It includes:
- 25 meticulously researched articles on dramatic stories from Manhattan history including episodes from the lives of John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Stanford White, Gertrude Whitney, Donald Trump, and more
- 58 historical maps, plus 118 photographs and illustrations from the collections of the New York Public Library, New-York Historic Society, New York University Archive, Smithsonian Institute, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York
- Sidebars on taverns, townhouses, architecture, and neighborhoods
- Detailed timeline of historical events
- Walking tours of nine historic New York neighborhoods, including detailed maps, color photographs and subway directions
- Cover design by Jose Antonio Contreras
About the Author:
A third-generation New Yorker, James Roman has regaled listeners with his chronicles of old New York as a real estate broker and sales manager for 15 years in Manhattan, and as a lecturer at the Real Estate Board of New York andNew York University.