The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide

The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide

by Sharon Seitz, Stuart Miller
     
 

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“A well-written and comprehensive tale . . . a lively history of the people and events that forged modern-day New York City.”—The Urban Audubon
Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago. Within the city’s

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“A well-written and comprehensive tale . . . a lively history of the people and events that forged modern-day New York City.”—The Urban Audubon
Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago. Within the city’s boundaries there are dozens of islands—some famous, like Ellis, some infamous, like Rikers, and others forgotten, like North Brother, where Typhoid Mary spent nearly 30 years in confinement. While the spotlight often falls on the museums, trends, and restaurants of Manhattan, the city’s other islands have vivid and intriguing stories to tell. They offer the day-tripper everything from nature trails to military garrisons.
This detailed guide and comprehensive history will give you a sense of how New York City’s politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last several centuries through the prism of its islands. Full of practical information on how to reach each island, what you’ll see there, and colorful stories, facts, and legends, The Other Islands of New York City is much more than a travel guide.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Post
“An encyclopedia of the archipelago that is New York.”
Bronx Times Reporter
“Only occasionally does something new come along that I deem an important work. This book falls into this category.”
The Island Current
“A book that explores, in depth, those parts of New York City almost always left out of the usual books.”
New York Chronicle
“Rescues for readers the history and legend that lie in the soil or rock of these oft-forgotten strands.”
Mario Cuomo
“This is definitely a book I want for my shelf.”
Booknews
This guide offers details on 42 of New York's islands. It describes their history, politics, population, and landscape, as well as sights and activities for tourists. Directions to each island are also provided. Sidebars feature historical vignettes. Maps and photographs are included. Entries are grouped by locale. Seitz and Miller are both journalists, and natives of New York. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881509458
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
06/06/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
735,350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Seitz is a native New Yorker and alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She has written for New York Magazine, the New York Daily News, and Newsday. She lives in Brooklyn.

Stuart Miller is a native New Yorker and alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He has written for New York Magazine, the New York Daily News, and Newsday. He lives in Brooklyn.

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