A History Lover's Guide to New York City
New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk back in time along the streets of Manhattan. George Washington took his first oath of office on the steps of Federal Hall. Visitors can still dine at the famed Fraunces Tavern and worship at historic St. Paul's Chapel. From the Brooklyn Bridge to stunning skyscrapers, the city celebrates its own history and that of the nation. Join author Alison Fortier as she traces the history and heritage of America's largest metropolis.
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The urban legend that the information booth clock has "four faces of precious opal" (page 209) originated with an entry made by an anonymous poster at Wikipedia in 2006 with no source or citation for this non-fact. After diligent research proved that the clock faces are actually opalescent glass, I corrected it at Wikipedia in February 2013, but the story had spread (without any fact-checking whatsoever) to many other places, and continues to be quoted when authors copy from these erroneous sources.
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