The Greatest Street in the World: The Story of Broadway, Old and New, From the Bowling Green to Albany (Classic Reprint)

The Greatest Street in the World: The Story of Broadway, Old and New, From the Bowling Green to Albany (Classic Reprint)

by Stephen Jenkins
     
 

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During the past ten or more years I have been delivering a lecture in New York and elsewhere, which I have called Broadway, Old and New, from New York to Albany. In this volume, I have expanded the lecture to book size.

Broadway is the longest of

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Excerpt from The Greatest Street in the World: The Story of Broadway, Old and New, From the Bowling Green to Albany

During the past ten or more years I have been delivering a lecture in New York and elsewhere, which I have called Broadway, Old and New, from New York to Albany. In this volume, I have expanded the lecture to book size.

Broadway is the longest of the modern streets of the world, though it is surpassed in length by two of ancient Roman construction: the Appian Way from Rome to Brundisium, 350 miles, and Watling Street in England, from Dover via London to Chester and York, thence in two branches to Carlisle and the Wall near Newcastle. These have, however, fallen from their high estate; and of the latter road traces only are found in some parts of its course of over three hundred miles; remains of the former are sometimes unearthed, though a more modern road, built by Pope Pius VI. in 1789 parallels the ancient roadway from Rome to Albano, nineteen miles northeast of the Eternal City.

From the beginning of the nineteenth century Broadway has been the main artery of the city, and its growth has been an indication of that of the old city upon the island of Manhattan. It has become the Mecca toward which the eyes of exiled Manhattanites are always turned, and they long for a sight of "dear old Broadway."

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ISBN-13:
9781330357071
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/24/2015
Pages:
558
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

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