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More About This Title Chronicles of Old New York
The history of New York City is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers who built Manhattan. Witness life during the city’s earliest days, when Greenwich Village was a bucolic suburb and disease was a fact of daily life. Find out which park covers a sea of unmarked graves. Explore the city’s dark side, from the slums of Five Points to Harlem’s Prohibition-era speakeasies. Then see it all for yourself with guided walking tours of each of Manhattan’s historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.
James Roman is the author of Chronicles of Old Las Vegas and Chronicles of Old Los Angeles and served as editorial contributor to New York Living magazine for six years. He contributes regularly to publications that document emerging technology, and he appeared on the HBO television series Six Feet Under. He lives in Los Angeles.