Touring the Upper East Side: Walks in Five Historic Districts

Touring the Upper East Side: Walks in Five Historic Districts

by Andrew S. Dolkart
     
 

What a marvelous idea! The Upper East Side has been "home" to me for many years and, as walking is one of my passions, I thought I knew all there was to know about my neighborhood - until I began thumbing through this fascinating and wonderfully detailed book. Now I want to put on a pair of walking shoes, grab my copy of this delightful new Baedeker, and enjoy Mr.… See more details below

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What a marvelous idea! The Upper East Side has been "home" to me for many years and, as walking is one of my passions, I thought I knew all there was to know about my neighborhood - until I began thumbing through this fascinating and wonderfully detailed book. Now I want to put on a pair of walking shoes, grab my copy of this delightful new Baedeker, and enjoy Mr. Dolkart's informed prose. I might, for instance, drop by 972 and 973 Fifth Avenue, enjoying, in particular, 972 with its "beautifully proportioned bow-fronted residence, one of Stanford White's masterpieces." And then, of course, there is 4 East 88th Street, "perhaps New York City's finest Colonial-inspired apartment house" with - and this is the kind of detail I so much enjoy in this book - "the small carved heads that rise from the arched entrance pediment; one of these is clearly George Washington, peering off into Central Park." My dearly loved neighbors will never be the same again, and I thank Mr. Dolkart and the New York Landmarks Conservancy for this captivating book.

--Kitty Carlisle Hart, Chairman, New York State Council of the Arts

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ISBN-13:
9780964706101
Publisher:
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.33(d)

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