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by Stephen W. Plumb

Download Notable New York: The West Side & Greenwich Village: A Walking Guide to the Historic Homes of Famous (and Infamous) New Yorkers (Notable New York series) eBook
ISBN:
1892147114
Author:
Stephen W. Plumb
Category:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Marlor Press (April 1, 2006)
Pages:
256 pages
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New York and all its rich history come alive in this fresh and immediate format that includes such people as Babe Ruth, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, Lucille Ball, Lucky Luciano, Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Paine, John Wilkes Booth, Edward G. Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Willa Cather, Ethel.

New York and all its rich history come alive in this fresh and immediate format that includes such people as Babe Ruth, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, Lucille Ball, Lucky Luciano, Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Paine, John Wilkes Booth, Edward G. Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Willa Cather, Ethel Merman, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Sanger, Bat Masterson, and Bob Dylan. Notable New York series.

Notable New York book. Featuring 34 walking tours that last from 15 to 90 minutes each, the book offers guide maps as well as brief anecdotes or descriptions of events featuring famous (or infamous) figures at each The excitement surrounding Manhattan's most memorable residents can be felt on almost any street in New York, as demonstrated in this guide to what-happened-where on the West.

New York and all its rich history come alive in this fresh and immediate. Notable New York: The East Side : A Walking Guide to the Historic Homes of Famous (and Infamous) New Yorkers. ISBN13:9781892147110.

Walking through Greenwich Village. Explore the counterculture of New York’s Greenwich Village on a 2-hour walking tour. It’s close to New York University and is home to the beautiful Washington Square Arch which was dedicated in 1895. Hang out at places where Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Edgar Allan Poe used to hang out. And learn everything about gay pride in New York City, café society and more during this super interesting 2 hour walking tour. Washington Square Park is a popular place in fine weather and one of the best things to do in Greenwich Village. One of 1700 parks in the city, Washington Square Park is one of the most popular in New York.

Walks of New York Blog and Travel Guide to New York City. Greenwich Village is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in New York. Not to mention most historic: On a snowy night in 1917, a ragtag band of artists, poets, and actors occupied the top of Washington Arch to declare the Free and Independent Republic of Greenwich Village! That attempt to secede, of course, speaks to the fact that The Village has long been a world unto itsel. ith its own mores and manners.

In New York, one of the most walkable cities on the planet, you can get . Brownstones and bars line the streets of Greenwich Village, known as the center of New York’s bohemian movement in the 1960s.

On the west side of downtown Manhattan, Chelsea remains a swanky neighborhood for its proximity to the popular High Line, an elevated outdoor attraction with spectacular views and intriguing historical background.

New York Neighborhoods. The East Side: A Walking Guide to the Historic Homes of Famous (and infamous) New Yorkers by Stephen W. Plumb. the Lower East Side: Study Guide created by Rebecca Krucoff for the Education, Programming and Exhibitions Department, Teaching & Learning Division, The New York Public Library. Broadway - West 66th Street. Find out more about Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights

Perhaps the most iconic part of the neighborhood is Washington Square Park, the heart and soul of Greenwich Village. In this community watering hole, almost anything goes. Friendly chess games, performance art, and live music make it a meeting ground for any and all residents. You might also encounter a protest or public demonstration; the park has become synonymous with activism, social justice, and self-expression

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RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the West Village. The best restaurants in the West Village. Greenwich Village stretches from Houston Street to 14th Street, and between Fourth Avenue (then the Bowery) and Sixth Avenue.

The excitement surrounding Manhattan's most memorable residents can be felt on almost any street in New York, as demonstrated in this guide to what-happened-where on the West Side. Featuring 34 walking tours that last from 15 to 90 minutes each, the book offers guide maps as well as brief anecdotes or descriptions of events featuring famous (or infamous) figures at each destination. New York and all its rich history come alive in this fresh and immediate format that includes such people as Babe Ruth, Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker, Lucille Ball, Lucky Luciano, Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Paine, John Wilkes Booth, Edward G. Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Willa Cather, Ethel Merman, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Sanger, Bat Masterson, and Bob Dylan.
  • Alsardin
Walking is the best way to see NYC and this book is a
good companion for those journeys. I have lived here all
my life and have found new information for my journeys.

Great fun and an excellent keeper.
  • Saimath
My favorite NYC neighborhood with all my favorite haunts! If you like seeing where all the old-time authors lived, this is the book for you.
  • skyjettttt
This is a remarkable book. The author has divided the western half of Manhattan, from Greenwich Village up to 106th Street, into four parts, and then further divided each part into sections of no more than a few blocks apiece. In each one of these sections, he has called out the homes of "famous (and infamous) New Yorkers" and given readers a few paragraphs of information about each. Clearly, a lot of research went into this volume -- and, I would assume, into its East Side companion as well.

So much research, in fact, that although this book is only 250 or so pages long, I despair of being able to use it effectively -- or, I should say, extensively -- when I'm in New York a few weeks from now. On West 71st, 72nd, and 73rd streets between Columbus Ave and Central Park West, for example, Plumb identifies no fewer than 10 significant locations, ranging from the site of the house where General William T. Sherman died to the famous Dakota building where John Lennon lived and died and where, Plumb tells us, thirteen other noteworthy people also lived and where exterior shots of "Rosemary's Baby" were filmed. It's all fascinating stuff, but far from being a "walking guide," I think it would be more of a "standing-around guide" as you move slowly from street to street. I can't imagine that if you gave each site its due, absorbing the information the author gives us, you'd get very far in a day or two of touring.

Which may not be a bad thing. In her books about England, author Susan Allen Toth advocates what she calls "the thumbprint theory of travel," in which you settle yourself into a small part of a country or region -- the kind you could cover with a thumb on your map -- and then instead of traveling far afield, concentrate on that area and get to know it as a local would. That may be the way to approach this guide as well. Don't try to absorb the whole city this way, but instead pick an area that interests you and stroll it intently. "Notable New York" may be tailor-made for that.

Of course, if you already live in the city, then this and its companion would be, I would think, almost essential reference works. If, at least, you have any interest in who may have haunted those streets before you.