The New York Nobody Knows

The New York Nobody Knows

Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

Book - 2015
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As a child growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line, ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood. Decades later, 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 journey 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 all walks of life. 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.

Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Edition: First paperback printing
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780691169705
0691169705
Characteristics: xv, 449 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Call Number: 306.097471 HEL

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alexm1122 Aug 28, 2016

What a bunch of crap; the book has nothing to do at all with walking all city streets. The book is the authors view of NYC and a very general one. There is no specificity of the city or any particular area, neighborhood, or group. A total waste of good paper. The author should be ashamed. And you should not waste your time.

FRANCYNE PELCHAR Jan 25, 2014

The author really did walk all over the city and has written a fascinating book about its various neighborhoods. I plan to buy this book for my personal library.

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Oct 25, 2014

robertson_j thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 70 and 70

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FRANCYNE PELCHAR Jan 25, 2014

The author really did walk all over NYC and provides much information about little known parts. I will buy this book for my personal library.

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