No Access New York City: The City's Hidden Treasures, Haunts, and Forgotten Places

No Access New York City: The City's Hidden Treasures, Haunts, and Forgotten Places

by Jamie McDonald


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No Access New York City is a collection of the hidden places and little-known facts about New York. These are the secret gems of the city and most are completely off limits to the public. Through these pages explore the secret train station below the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the gold vault at the Federal Reserve, burial sites, tucked away establishments, secret tunnels, and so much more. All of these spots evoke a secret metropolis that is lost in time and harboring deep mysteries! What a fun way to “explore” New York!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493028078
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 457,807
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jamie McDonald writes, directs and hosts the Emmy award winning PBS television series “New York Originals,” which brought about the subsequent book of the same name published by Universe/Rizzoli. He is a former producer at Fox News and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His last film, “Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills and Painted Nightmares” was broadcast on several public television stations nationwide. The film received three out of four stars from USA Today, and won two “Best Documentary” awards. He also co-produced “The Latin Legends of Comedy,” which has played in several theaters and has also been released on DVD. Jamie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Boston University and a Master’s Degree from New York University.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

77 Water Street 1

Amateur Comedy Club 9

Brooklyn Bridge Civil Defense 17

Brooklyn Parrots 23

Burger joint 29

Byways and Skyways 35

Chinese Scholar's Garden 41

City Hall Station 45

Columbia Nuclear Reactor 53

Dead Horse Bay 59

Eclectic/Encore Props 69

Ellis Island Off Limits 79

Explorer's Club 89

FDR Train 97

Federal Reserve Bank Gold Vault 103

Friars Club 109

Frick Bowling Alley 115

Garment District Eateries 123

Gotham Greens 129

Gramercy Park 135

Grand Central M-42 139

Hall of Great Americans 145

Hallett Sanctuary 153

Hollow Brownstones 159

Kauffmann Astoria Studios 165

Knickerbocker Motel Door 169

Manhattan Well Murder 171

Marble Cemetery 175

Murray's Cheese Caves 181

Museum of Natural History Sackler Institute 185

NYPL Treasures 191

P. E. Guerin 197

The Players 205

Pomander Walk 213

Pratt Steam Plant 219

Radio City Roxy Apartment 225

Rooftop House 231

St. Augustine Slave Gallery 237

Sniffen Court 243

Speakeasies 249

Staten Island Boat Graveyard 257

TWA Flight Center 263

Washington Square Vaults 269

Woolworlh Building 273

About the Author 278

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