Long Island City, New York (Images of America Series)

Long Island City, New York (Images of America Series)

by Greater Astoria Historical Society, Thomas Jackson, Richard Melnick
     
 

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Long Island City captures the unique flavor of a former city (1870-1898) nestled between Manhattan and Queens that retains its identity to this day. Created by consolidating Old Astoria Village, Steinway, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Blissville, Sunnyside, and the Long Island Rail Road terminal in Hunters Point, it has been an industrial dynamo since the Civil War.… See more details below

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Long Island City captures the unique flavor of a former city (1870-1898) nestled between Manhattan and Queens that retains its identity to this day. Created by consolidating Old Astoria Village, Steinway, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Blissville, Sunnyside, and the Long Island Rail Road terminal in Hunters Point, it has been an industrial dynamo since the Civil War. It is home to creative people and innovative ideas, the Steinway piano factory, the movie industry, the Information Age, and a growing list of museums and galleries. Minutes from midtown Manhattan, it is again a magnet for new generations seeking the charms of a small town with the advantages of a great city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738536668
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/13/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,307,673
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.32(d)

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