Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City

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Free Press, Mar 24, 2009 - History - 368 pages
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How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it was called "Death Avenue"? Lively and comprehensive, Inside the Apple brings to life New York's fascinating past.

This narrative history of New York City is the first to offer practical walking tour know-how. Fast-paced but thorough, its bite-size chapters each focus on an event, person, or place of historical significance. Rich in anecdotes and illustrations, it whisks readers from colonial New Amsterdam through Manhattan's past, right up to post-9/11 New York. The book also works as a historical walking-tour guide, with 14 self-guided tours, maps, and step-by-step directions. Easy to carry with you as you explore the city, Inside the Apple allows you to visit the site of every story it tells. This energetic, wide-ranging, and often humorous book covers New York's most important historical moments, but is always anchored in the city of today.

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Review: Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City

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a fun read. I love Manhattan and the era by era street by street history was great. Read full review

Review: Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City

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Two thumbs up, very interesting, i def. learned a lot of history. Though it seemed the Indians and Blacks disappeared after the 1700s.. However, It made me even more interested to find out in depth ... Read full review

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