The WPA Guide to New York City: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s New York : a Comprehensive Guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis-- Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond
New Press, 1992 - New York (N.Y.) - 700 pages
Originally published in 1939 at the time of the World's Fair, this is a reissue of this guide for time-travellers. It offers New York-lovers and 1930s-buffs a look at life as it was lived in the days when a trolley ride cost only a few cents, a room at the Plaza was $7.50, Dodger fans flocked to Ebbetts Field, and the new World's Fair was the talk of the town. The New York of 1939 was a city where adventures began under the clock at the Biltmore, the big liners sailed at midnight, and Times Square was considered the crossroads of the world.
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Review: The WPA Guide to New York City: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s New York (American Guide)User Review - Paul Jellinek - Goodreads
For anyone who loves New York, this book is a treasure. Compiled by first-rate unemployed writers during the Depression, it provides a burrough-by-burrough, neighborhood-by-neighborhood account of the ... Read full review