Notable New York: The East Side: A Walking Guide to the Historic Homes of Famous (and Infamous) New Yorkers by Stephen W. Plumb, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Notable New York: The East Side: A Walking Guide to the Historic Homes of Famous (and Infamous) New Yorkers

Notable New York: The East Side: A Walking Guide to the Historic Homes of Famous (and Infamous) New Yorkers

by Stephen W. Plumb
     
 

This guide to 29 short walking tours presents a fresh and immediate way to experience the East Side of New York City by bringing its buildings and rich, colorful history to life. Outlining the famous and historic residences and the famous (or infamous) people who lived in them, including acts or deeds performed while living there, each tour lasts between 15 and 90

Overview

This guide to 29 short walking tours presents a fresh and immediate way to experience the East Side of New York City by bringing its buildings and rich, colorful history to life. Outlining the famous and historic residences and the famous (or infamous) people who lived in them, including acts or deeds performed while living there, each tour lasts between 15 and 90 minutes and is accompanied by a map. Brief anecdotes, stories, and descriptions of key events complement each tour, and approximately 500 people are covered on the walks, including Polly Adler, Bertold Brecht, Truman Capote, Montgomery Clift, William Randolph Hearst, Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope, Edward Hopper, Marilyn Monroe, Georgia O’Keefe, Cole Porter, Eleanor Roosevelt, J. D. Salinger, Alfred Steiglitz, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A fascinating parade of people and places, an olio of architecture and anecdote, and a delightful diversion from the usual deathly dull guidebook. A lighthearted and charming read."  —Andrew Halpern, architect and author, Historic Manhattan Apartment Houses

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892147127
Publisher:
Marlor Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Notable New York Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,156,858
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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