Forgotten New York: Views of a Lost Metropolis

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Harper Collins, Sep 26, 2006 - Travel - 384 pages
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Forgotten New York is your passport to more than 300 years of history, architecture, and memories hidden in plain sight.

Houses dating to the first Dutch settlers on Staten Island; yellow brick roads in Brooklyn; clocks embedded in the sidewalk in Manhattan; bishop's crook lampposts in Queens; and a white elephant in the Bronx—this is New York and this is your guide to seeing it all. Forgotten New York covers all five boroughs with easy-to-use maps and suggested routes to hundreds of out-of-the way places, antiquated monuments, streets to nowhere, and buildings from a time lost.

Forgotten New York features:

  • Quiet Places
  • Truly Forgotten
  • History Happened Here
  • What Is This Thing?
  • Forgotten People
  • And so much more

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These two titles provide interesting perspectives on New York City that complement the standard travel guide. Walsh has spent years documenting the historical oddities and artifacts around all ... Read full review


Brooklyn 52
Manhattan 136
Queens 214
Staten Island 284

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Kevin Walsh, an urban explorer extraordinaire and creator of, provides a window into a world that few even know exists. He hosts sold out Forgotten-NY Tours throughout the boroughs and is a much sought-after expert on little-known facts about New York City. He grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, watching the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge being built and presently lives in Flushing, Queens.

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