The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City ePub (Adobe DRM) download by William B. Helmreich

The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

Princeton University Press
Publication date: October 2013
ISBN: 9781400848317
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$19.95
Our price:
$17.99

You save: $1.96 (10%)

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 exploring the city is as strong as ever.

Putting his feet to the test, he decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs--an astonishing 6,000 miles. His epic journey lasted four years and took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Helmreich spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and from every walk of life, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former mayors Rudolph Giuliani, David Dinkins, and Edward Koch. Their stories and his are the subject of this captivating and highly original book.

We meet the Guyanese immigrant who grows beautiful flowers outside his modest Queens residence in order to always remember the homeland he left behind, the Brooklyn-raised grandchild of Italian immigrants who illuminates a window of his brownstone with the family's old neon grocery-store sign, and many, many others. Helmreich draws on firsthand insights to examine essential aspects of urban social life such as ethnicity, gentrification, and the use of space. He finds that to be a New Yorker is to struggle to understand the place and to make a life that is as highly local as it is dynamically cosmopolitan.

Truly unforgettable, The New York Nobody Knows will forever change how you view the world's greatest city.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
5266 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by William B. Helmreich
Saving Children: Diary of a Buchenwald Survivor and Rescuer PDF (Adobe DRM) download by William B. Helmreich
Saving Children: Diary of a Buchenwald Survivor and Rescuer
William B. Helmreich & Jack Werber
Routledge, July 2017
ISBN: 9781412853798
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $44.95 Our price: $41.99
Against All Odds: Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America PDF (Adobe DRM) download by William B. Helmreich
Against All Odds: Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America
William B. Helmreich
Routledge, July 2017
ISBN: 9781560008651
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $44.95 Our price: $41.99
The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide PDF (Adobe DRM) download by William B. Helmreich
The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide
William B. Helmreich
Princeton University Press, September 2016
ISBN: 9780691166827
Format: PDF
List Price: $24.95 Our price: $23.99
What Was I Thinking?: The Dumb Things We Do and How to Avoid Them ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ph. Helmreich
What Was I Thinking!
Ph. Helmreich & Ph. B. D Helmreich & Ph.D. William B. Helmreich & William B. Helmreich & William B. Ph.D Helmreich
Taylor Trade Publishing, March 2010
ISBN: 9781589795976
Format: ePub
List Price: $9.99 Our price: $7.99