The Manhattan Nobody Knows

The Manhattan Nobody Knows
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Category Travel
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9781400890415
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Manhattan, from the man who walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—six-thousand miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Later, he re-walked most of Manhattan—721 miles—to write this new, one-of-a-kind walking guide to the heart of one of the world's greatest cities. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journey, The Manhattan Nobody Knows captures the unique magic and excitement of the island and highlights hundreds of facts, places, and points of interest that you won't find in any other guide. The guide covers every one of Manhattan's thirty-one distinct neighborhoods, from Marble Hill to the Financial District, providing a colorful portrait of each area's most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things. Along the way you'll be introduced to an elderly Inwood man who lives in a cave; a Greenwich Village townhouse where Weathermen terrorists set up a bomb factory; a Harlem apartment building whose residents included W.E.B. DuBois and Thurgood Marshall; a tiny community garden attached to the Lincoln Tunnel; a Washington Heights pizza joint that sells some of the biggest slices in town; the story behind the "Birdman" of Washington Square Park; and much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today's Manhattan, the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home—but it's almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore this fascinating metropolis. Covers every one of Manhattan's neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the author's 721-mile walk through every Manhattan neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents

The Manhattan Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-11

A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Manhattan, from the man who walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—six-thousand miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Later, he re-walked most of Manhattan—721 miles—to write this new,

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The New York Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25

"As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there. Decades later, Helmreich teaches university courses about New York, and his love for

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The Brooklyn Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03

A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Brooklyn, from the man who has walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—6,000 miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Now he has re-walked Brooklyn—some 816 miles—to write this one-of-a-kind

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The Queens Nobody Knows
  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27

The only neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to New York City's largest borough, from the award-winning author of The New York Nobody Knows Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—some six-thousand miles—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Later, he re-walked most of Queens—1,012 miles in all—

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The Things They Say behind Your Back
  • Author : William Helmreich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29

In this groundbreaking book in the dim world of opinion formation Helm­reich opens a closet bursting with skeletons and explores the myths and his­torical roots of stereotypes pertaining to several ethnic groups: Are Jews re­ally smarter? What about rhythmical Blacks, hard-drinking Irishmen, dumb Poles, emotional Hispanics, and

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The Man Nobody Knows
  • Author : Bruce Barton
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-10-13

“The Man Nobody Knows” is a 1925 work by American author and advertising executive Bruce Fairchild Barton. His second book, it presents Jesus Christ as a businessman, and 'founder of Modern Business', in an attempt to make the story accessible to contemporary businessman. When first published, it shot to the top

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  • Author : Michael Sorkin
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12

Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks downtown from his Greenwich Village apartment through Washington Square to his Tribeca office. Sorkin isn't in a hurry, and he never ignores his surroundings. Instead, he pays careful, close attention. And in Twenty Minutes in Manhattan, he explains what he sees,

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  • Author : William B. Helmreich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05

Against All Odds is the first comprehensive look at the 140,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to America and the lives they have made here. William Helmreich writes of their experiences beginning with their first arrival in the United States: the mixed reactions they encountered from American Jews who were not

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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01

Walk along with New York’s most celebrated writers on a tour of the city that inspired them in this “evolving portrait of New York through the centuries” (The New York Observer). ONE OF THE NEW YORK OBSERVER’S TOP 10 BOOKS FOR FALL It’s no wonder that New York

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Forgotten New York
  • Author : Kevin Walsh
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2006-10-03

Forgotten New York is your passport to more than 300 years of history, architecture, and memories hidden in plain sight. Houses dating to the first Dutch settlers on Staten Island; yellow brick roads in Brooklyn; clocks embedded in the sidewalk in Manhattan; bishop's crook lampposts in Queens; a white elephant in

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Nobody Knows My Name
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1991-08-29

Baldwin's early essays have been described as 'an unequalled meditation on what it means to be black in America' . This rich and stimulating collection contains 'Fifth Avenue, Uptown: a Letter from Harlem', polemical pieces on the tragedies inflicted by racial segregation and a poignant account of his first journey to

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How to Write a Book
  • Author : Andreas Ramos,Anaximander Katzenjammer,Ginger Namgostar
  • Publisher : Andreas.com
  • Release Date : 2014-08-15

Why write a book? A book brings you opportunities. You will be offered speaking engagements, projects, jobs, invitations to join advisory boards with pre-IPO stock, and invitations to start companies. The author has written ten books and more than 75 computer manuals. This book shows you how to write and publish

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The Municipal Art Society of New York  MASNYC
  • Author : Francis Morrone,Matthew A. Postal,Edward A. Toran,Municipal Art Society of New York
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2009

Highlights of architecture, preservation, urban planning, and public art described by two experienced guides, with pictures, route maps, and transit information.

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Firesong  The Secret Room
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  • Publisher : Legarde Mysteries
  • Release Date : 2019-03-07

The Genesee Valley is in chaos. Strangers drive panel vans through the countryside at weird hours of the night. A new batch of drugs is on the street, endangering students. The local salt mine collapses due to illegal mining practices. Gas fires burn in water wells. Watering holes turn to

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Cuffed
  • Author : Aiden Bates
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02

Special Agent Gabriel Scott is the best that the FBI's Hate Crime division has to offer. He's got an impressive record of solved cases on his resume and a brilliant, slippery mind that keeps even the worst criminal minds on their toes. When he comes to Plymouth, Massachusetts, to investigate

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