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New York Then and Now (Compact) (Paperback)

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Since New Amsterdam became New York in 1664, constant change and development has been its driving force. Today, it is America's densest urban environment and most vital city, boasting one of the most recognizable skylines in the world.

- New York Then and Now places today's post 9/11 cityscape within the context of history, reflecting the changing and enduring aspects of life in the Big Apple.

- Remarkable past-and-present photographs showcase Manhattan's development and the amazing architecture that defines the city. See side-by-side images of the lavish Waldorf-Astoria, Radio City Music Hall, Union Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Penn Station, Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building.

- The Twin Towers, part of the World Trade Center, redefined the Manhattan skyline when they opened in 1976. After the tragedies of 9/11, the skyline is defined as much by their absence.

- New York continues to be one of the most popular destinations in the world-everyone who has experienced the energy and magic of the Big Apple will want this compact edition of New York Then and Now. It's the perfect souvenir or gift.

About the Author

Marcia Reiss has lived in Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 30 years, working as a journalist, university professor, public official and advocate. She is the author Brooklyn Then & Now and a series of guides to Brooklyn neighborhoods published by the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781592237296
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2007
Pages: 144