Between the 1890s and the 1930s, new bridges and trains made access to Long Island City quicker and easier than ever before. The community grew as people and industry moved into the neighborhood. These changes were captured in postcard images that served as an inexpensive, mass-produced means of communication. Long Island City features hundreds of postcards that provide a unique chronicle of Long Island City and its communities, including Old Astoria Village, Steinway, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Hunters Point, and Blissville/Sunnyside. This book offers a rare glimpse into the soul of a once and future city of promise.
About the Author
The Greater Astoria Historical Society, author of Long Island City and The East River and coauthor of The Queensboro Bridge, is known for its vigorous efforts in community preservation, imaginative programming, and numerous articles on local history. It is the historical society for Long Island City, a once independent city that has retained its unique identity within the metropolis of Greater New York.