The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition

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Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood
Yale University Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Reference - 1584 pages
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Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published.

But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded.

The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades.

The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.

 

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User Review  - Jon Boorstin - Goodreads

If you live in New York, or wish you did, this book is essential. It decodes the city piece by piece. It gives you context. This connects unlikely bits, and brings up new ones. Terrific bathroom reading for the Gothamphile. Read full review

Review: The Encyclopedia of New York City

User Review  - Goodreads

If you live in New York, or wish you did, this book is essential. It decodes the city piece by piece. It gives you context. This connects unlikely bits, and brings up new ones. Terrific bathroom reading for the Gothamphile. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABBREVIATIONS
NOTES ON THE USE OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA
The Encyclopedia of New York City
3 From the Center of Loyalism to the National Capital 177689
1 Federal and Antebellum New York City 17841860
2 From the Civil War to the Depression 18601930
J
K
L
1 To 1900
2 After 1900
M
N
O

3 From the New Deal to the Twentyfirst Century
B
1 From 1609 to the 1890s
2 From the 1890s to the 1990s
1 From Settlement to Consolidation
2 From Consolidation through the Late Twentieth Century
3 The TwentyFirst Century
C
1 Beginnings to 1890
2 From the Opening of the Music Hall to World War II
3 After World War II
1 To 1900
2 After 1900
1 Municipal
2 State
3 Federal
D
E
F
G
2 Federal Period to World War II
3 After World War II
H
I
P
Q
R
S
1 18701916
2 19161995
3 Since 1995
1 Colonial Period and Early Nineteenth Century
Sport Politics and Society
The Growth of Sport as a Business
Increased Mobility and the Spread of the Suburbs
5 Participatory Sports
1 To 1860
2 After 1860
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
Copyright

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