|New York Landmarks Preservation Commission|
Guide to New York City Landmarks
4. Auflage Dezember 2008
2008. 464 Seiten, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1 - John Wiley & Sons
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"New York's lifeblood is its landmarks-its historic neighborhoods, its incomparable buildings, its distinctive streets. This book will guide you through the extraordinary places that make New York New York."
Architecture critic, The New Yorker
The official guide to New York City's landmarks
In this thoroughly updated and revised edition of the Guide to New York City Landmarks, you will find every designated landmark and historic district in all five boroughs. The perfect companion for a walking tour, this handy guidebook makes it easy to organize an itinerary and find your way through the city.
This revised edition features:
* More than 1,180 landmarked buildings, including 110 interior landmarks
* More than 90 landmarks designated since the book's third edition
* In-depth coverage of 90 historic districts, with expanded building entries and 12 new historic districts
* Fascinating local history and rich details that focus on remarkable buildings
* Architectural, cultural, and historical information about each landmark
* More than 75 two-color maps and more than 200 photographs
Complete with a new Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Guide to New York City Landmarks, Fourth Edition is the best way to acquaint yourself with the rich architectural history and beauty of the world's greatest city.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the public agency responsible for identifying and designating local landmarks and historic districts, as well as regulating changes to designated buildings. Established in 1965 in response to the demolition of the original Penn Station, the Commission is comprised of eleven members appointed by the mayor and supported by a professional staff.
Aus dem Inhalt
Foreword, Michael R. Bloomberg.
Introduction: How to Use This Guide.
Financial District, Battery Park.
Civic Center, Tribeca.
SoHo, Little Italy.
Bowery, Chinatown, Lower East Side.
Ladies' Mile, Madison Square, Gramercy Park.
Midtown East, Murray Hill, Tudor City.
Midtown East, Rockefeller Center, Turtle Bay.
Upper West Side, south of 83rd Street.
Upper West Side, north of 83rd Street.
Upper East Side, south of 76th Street.
Upper East Side, 76th Street to 94th Street.
Upper East Side and East Harlem, 94th Street to 106th Street.
Morningside Heights, Harlem, Sugar Hill.
Washington Heights, Inwood.
Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Fulton Ferry. DUMBO, Vinegar Hill.
Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn.
Fort Greene, Clinton Hill.
Carroll Gardens, Gowanus.
Park Slope, Prospect Park, Flatbush.
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights.
Bushwick, Brownsville, Cypress Hills.
Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay.
Coney Island, Brighton Beach.
Long Island City, Queensbridge.
Long Island City, Astoria.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Flushing, Murray Hill.
Beechhurst, Fort Totten.
Rego Park, Forest Hills.
Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill.
John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Mott Haven, Melrose.
Morrisania, Hunts Point, West Farms.
High Bridge, Morrisania.
University Heights, Tremont, Fordham.
Fordham Univesity, Bronx Park.
Bedford Park, Norwood.
Riverdale, Fieldston, Spuyten Duyvil.
North Riverdale, Mount Saint Vincent.
Pelham Bay Park.
New Brighton, West Brighton.
Saint George, Stapleton.
Rosebank, Fort Wadsworth.
Grymes Hill, West Brighton, Sunnyside.
Port Richmond, West Brighton.
Mariners Harbor, Elm Park.
Seaview, Richmond Town, New Dorp, Dongan Hills.
THE ISLANDS: Governors, Liberty, Ellis and Roosevelt.
Appendix: What is the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission?.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST.
Facts & Figures.
The Printed Word.
Artist's New York.
New to New York.
Preserving the Moderns.
Historic Street Lampposts.
Beyond the Tenement.
Ye Old New York.
War & Peace.
Rare and Unusual.