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Hidden New York : A Guide to Places That Matter.

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Author/Creator:
Reaven, Marci.
Publication:
Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2006.
Series:
Rivergate
Rivergate
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (392 pages)
Subjects:
New York (N.Y.) -- Guidebooks.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Despite its innumerable tourist attractions, New York City still has many secrets, hidden in the most unlikely places. There is the Edison Hotel in Times Square, where magicians gather 'round the Magic Table to socialize and compete. There is Hua Mei Garden in the Lower East Side, where elderly Chinese men meet to display exotic birds. And there is Sahadi's in Brooklyn, where the culinary arts thrive, and New Yorkers go for just the right ingredients for a Middle Eastern meal. This book details thirty-two unusual locations such as these and enhances them by including a cluster of additional, related spots. Hidden New York shows you why these places matter and guides you through the historical and cultural significance of each one..
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Urban Gatherings
Hua Mei Bird Garden
Russian and Turkish Tenth Street Baths
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
The Magic Table at the Edison Hotel
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
Webster Hall
The Cube
City Play
Stickball Boulevard and the Stadiums of the Street
Thomas Jefferson Park Pool
Empire Roller Skating Center
Chess Havens
Coney Island
Urban Palate
The Lemon Ice King of Corona
Coney Island Bialys and Bagels
Sahadi's Specialty and Middle Eastern Foods
Arthur Avenue Market
Union Square Greenmarket
Art and Music, City Style
The Village Vanguard
Casa Amadeo Record Shop
Richmond Barthé's Frieze at Kingsborough Houses
Metropolitan Meanderings
Quirky Features of the Landscape
Art in the Subways
Governors Island
Urban Nature
Community Greening: La Casita Rincón Criollo, Magnolia Tree Earth Center, Liz Christy Bowery-Houston Community Garden
The Flower District
Fishing around New York
City Spirits
Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum
Masjid At-Taqwa
Ganesha Hindu Temple
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto
Urban Remembrance
The Memorials of the Battery
Strawberry Fields
Notes
About the Authors
About the Contributors
Planning an Outing
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Zeitlin, Steven J.
Zeitlin, Steve.
Zeitlin, Steve.
Other format:
Print version: Reaven, Marci Hidden New York
ISBN:
9780813541242
9780813538907
OCLC:
476144463
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