Naming New York: Manhattan Places and How They Got Their Names

Naming New York: Manhattan Places and How They Got Their Names

by Sanna Feirstein, Eliza F. Mayo
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ISBN-10:
0814727123
ISBN-13:
9780814727126
Pub. Date:
04/01/2001
Publisher:
New York University Press
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Naming New York: Manhattan Places and How They Got Their Names 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for New Yorkers and tourists alike.It is a fun way to appreciate the historical development of the island of Manhattan.I used it to explore Manhattan neighborhood by neighborhood. What's in a name? Everything, as this this book makes clear.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have lived in my great hometown, New York City, for over 30 years. Regardless of this fact, I never actually knew half of the history that surrounds each and every street. Feirstein has an eloquent way of putting historical facts that could once seem daunting, into an accessible, fun, and original style. Much better than other tourist books on the city, 'Naming New York' encompasses a eloquence and a personal feel. It can be appreciated not only by people new to the city but by long time residents like myself. Do buy this book. You won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read many history-related books in my day, but not one has been as accessible and easy to read as Naming New York. Feirstein does an incredible job of taking information and presenting it in an interesting and informative way. After reading each entry, I came away with a new fact or detail about New York. Naming New York makes one aware that history constantly surrounds us, and before reading this book, I never quite appreciated this fact.