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New York City

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New York is one of the world's megacities, with almost 20 million people living in the wider metropolitan area. America's most populous city has been described as the cultural, financial and media capital of the world. It is also a universally recognizable city, home of the Manhattan skyline, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and the headquarters of the United Nations.
New York provides a pictorial exploration of the city's five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. The book introduces the reader to some classic architecture, such as the art deco Chrysler Building and Empire State Building; quirky neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and Hell's Kitchen; iconic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center; and great cultural centres, such as Broadway, the home of North American theatre; Times Square, the 'Crossroads of the World'; and Madison Square Garden, an indoor sports and events arena.
Presented in a pocket-sized landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each photo, New York is a stunning collection of images that vividly brings to life the world's greatest city.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 163 x 124 x 20mm | 350g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 220 photos; 220 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860517
  • 9781838860516

Table of contents

Introduction

Everyday New York
Walking the High Line
Meat Packing district
Manhattan
Greenwich Village
Chinatown
Brooklyn
Harlem
Bronx
street art
Little Italy
Walking the Brooklyn Heights
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
Boating on Hudson River off Pier 66

Parks and Spaces
Waterways - Hudson River, East River, Upper Bay
Astoria Park Pool Governors Island
Battery Park
Central Park
Union Square Park
Fort Tryon Park
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
New York Botanical Garden
Prospect Park
Washington Square Park
Liberty State Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 5 Pelham Bay Park

Food and Entertainment
Museum of Modern Art
Brooklyn Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center - opera, ballet, music
Broadway shows
Jazz in West Village
MHOW

Sports:
Yankee Stadium
Madison Square Gardens Baseball
Football
Basketball

Street food: bagels, doughnuts, pancakes, pizza, hot dogs, cheesecake
Chelsea Market
Landmarks
Chrysler Building
Statue of Liberty
Ground Zero
Sept 11 Memorial
Empire State Building
Flatiron Building
Rockefeller Center
One World Trade Center/One World
Observatory
New York Public Library
The Unisphere
UN headquarters

Transport
Brooklyn Bridge
George Washington Bridge
New York Transit Museum
Grand Central Station
Penn Station
Lincoln Tunnel
Staten Island ferry
Subway
Taxis
City traffic
Airports - JFK, LGA
Manhattan Cruise Terminal
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About Peter Mavrikis

Peter Mavrikis has written and edited books for over 25 years. He enjoys writing about history, science, and nature. He was also the Editorial Director for Barron's Educational Series and Kaplan, where he ran the foreign language and study guide divisions.
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