The Queens Nobody Knows

The Queens Nobody Knows
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Category Social Science
Total Pages 488
ISBN 9780691166889
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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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—to create this one-of-a-kind walking guide to the city's largest borough, from hauntingly beautiful parks to hidden parts of Flushing's Chinese community. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journey through this fascinating, diverse, and underexplored borough, Helmreich highlights hundreds of facts and points of interest that you won't find in any other guide. In Bellerose, you'll explore a museum filled with soul-searing artwork created by people with mental illness. In Douglaston, you'll gaze up in awe at the city's tallest tree. In Corona, you'll discover the former synagogue where Madonna lived when she first came to New York. In St. Albans, you'll see the former homes of jazz greats, including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. In Woodhaven, you'll walk a block where recent immigrants from Mexico, Guyana, and China all proudly fly the American flag. And much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today's Queens, the book can be enjoyed without ever leaving home—but it's almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore this captivating borough. Covers every one of Queens'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; photographs; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the author's 1,012-mile walk through every Queens neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents

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 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 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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Walking Queens
  • Author : Adrienne Onofri
  • Publisher : Wilderness Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-21

Home to more than 2.3 million people who speak at least 150 different languages, Queens is heralded as the most multicultural place on Earth. People go there to watch Major League Baseball or the U.S. Open. Perhaps they venture just across the river, to check out a trendy new restaurant, bar,

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  • Publisher : CreateSpace
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  • Release Date : 2014-01-10

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  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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  • Release Date : 2016-06-30

I was born in jail but that was just the beginning. I was going through unbearable things for the young age that I was. Feeling like my legs would give out from under me every step I made. Collecting the thoughts from my head with each side walk I walked,

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The Queen and the Nobody Boy
  • Author : Barbara Else
  • Publisher : Tales of Fontania
  • Release Date : 2013-09

When Hodie, an unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace of the kingdom of Fontania, decides to leave, twelve-year-old queen Sibilla decides to escape the palace gossip about her magic abilities by running away with him.

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  • Release Date : 2012-12-05

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  • Publisher : Chances Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2013

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  • Author : Charles Greville
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1887

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