Backward Glances; Reminiscences of an Old New-Yorker

Backward Glances; Reminiscences of an Old New-Yorker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...years ago (1890). Besides Battery Park at the south and Central Park at the north end, the only real breathing spots for New Yorkers were the Bowling Green, foot of Broadway, City Hall Park, Broadway, Chambers Street and Park Row, St. Johns Park, Hudson and Varick Streets, Washington Park, Waverly Place and Fourth Street, Union Square, Fourth Avenue, Broadway and Seventeenth Street, Gramercy Park, Irving Place, Twentieth and Twenty-first Streets, Stuyvesant Park, Second Avenue, Fifteenth to Seventeenth Streets, Madison Square Park, Broadway, Madison Avenue and Twenty-sixth Street, Reservoir Park, Fifth Avenue, Forty-second Street and Sixth Avenue, Hamilton Park, Third Avenue and Sixty-sixth Street, Tompkins Park, Eighth, Tenth and Avenue A, Jones Woods. foot of Seventy-second Street and East River, all located on Manhattan Island. In the fifties New Yorkers, if any way possible, would get out of town for two weeks' vacation in the summer time, by those in moderate circumstances, while the wealthy would stay away the months of July and August. It was only the extreme rich who could afford a country place in the summer and a four-story brown stone house in the city for their winter home. The latter had elegant places on the east bank of the Hudson River as far up as Garrisons, also grand places at Newport. Many were on Long Island, Staten Island, and on the East River from Astoria to Throggs Neck, and on the Sound at New Rochelle, where the Iselin family and Lelands had grand mansions. The Woolley's, Buckley's and Soutter's resided at Astoria, while the Dickey's Watson's Spofford's, Vyse's, and Adees lived at Hunts Point and the Havemeyer's, Barreto's, Caswell's, Lorillard, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862082
  • 9781236862082