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Author:
Sharon Seitz
ISBN13:
978-0881505023
ISBN:
0881505021
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Publisher:
Countryman Press; Second edition (June 2001)
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Americas
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This detailed guide and comprehensive history to forty islands tells their colorful, often . Make like Cuomo and put it on your books about New York City shelf.

This detailed guide and comprehensive history to forty islands tells their colorful, often lurid stories, and will give you a sense of how New York City's politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last three and a half centuries. Full of offbeat stories and little-known facts and legends, this is much more than a travel guide. May 23, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing. Jan 18, 2014 Judy Gacek rated it it was amazing.

The Urban Audubon Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller . This book is extremely well written. I was born in New York City and lived here my whole 64 years, yet this book had a lot of information I never knew about.

The Urban Audubon Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago. Within the city’s boundaries there are dozens of islands―some famous. like islands that are no longer. they sunk or filled in to become part of the mainland. The location of "POTTER'S FIELD" where, then as now the unclaimed dead are buried.

Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago. Within the city’s boundaries there are dozens of islands-some famous, like Ellis, some infamous, like Rikers, and others forgotten, like North Brother, where Typhoid Mary spent nearly 30 years in confinement. While the spotlight often falls on the museums, trends, and restaurants of Manhattan, the city’s other islands have vivid and intriguing stories to tell.

Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz . This detailed guide and comprehensive history will give you a sense of how New York City’s politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last several centuries through the prism of its islands. Full of practical information on how to reach each island, what you’ll see there, and colorful stories, facts, and legends, The Other Islands of New York City is much more than a travel guide.

Randall's Island, New York. The Other Islands of New York City by Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller added a new photo to the album Governors Island. 16 May 2011 ·. Castle Williams on Governors Island.

A lot has happened on the islands in the last ten years, so coverage now includes many new developments, like a building boom on Roosevelt’s Island, the reopening of Governors Island to tourists, the revitalization of Coney Island, and the re-imagining and refurbishing of Randall’s Island as a sports mecca

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Popular cities London New York Paris Chicago Los Angeles Lisbon Hong Kong Sydney Melbourne Porto Singapore Barcelona Madrid Girona Browse all cities. Tickets Events Things to Do Time Out Market Restaurants Bars Movies Theater Kids Art News Attractions Video Hotels Travel Music TO Book Classes Museums Shopping Nightlife Comedy Dance LGBT Sex & Dating Books City Guide Neighborhoods Magazine Sweepstakes Venue Rental. Authors of The Other Islands of New York City, Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller, call all borough-dwellers to the Admiral's House to learn about the rest of the tiny, floating land masses of note in the area.

The Other Islands of New York City: A Historical Companion: ISBN 9780881503364 (978-0-88150-336-4) Softcover, Backcountry Pubns, 1996. Coauthors & Alternates.

The written history of New York City began with the first European explorer the Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524. European settlement began with the Dutch in 1609. The "Sons of Liberty" destroyed British authority in New York City, and the Stamp Act Congress of representatives from throughout the Thirteen Colonies met in the city in 1765 to organize resistance to British policies.

Beyond Manhattan: New York's Other Islands. a b c d Sharon Seitz, Stuart Miller (2011). The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide. Bronx County Historical Society and Harbor Hill Books. NYC24, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Archived from the original on 2014-11-17. The Countryman Press. p. 148. ISBN 9780881509458. a b John McNamara (1978). History in Asphalt: The Origin of Bronx Street and Place Names. 53. ISBN 978-16346-31-7.

This second edition features new information on Governor's and Ellis Islands.

Experience a New York City most tourists, and even most natives, never see. Within the city's boundaries are dozens of islands―some famous, like Ellis, some infamous, like Rikers, and others forgotten, like North Brother. While the spotlight often falls on the museums, trends, and restaurants of Manhattan, the city's "other" islands, each with its own personality, offer the day-tripper everything from nature trails to military garrisons to sailing excursions. This detailed guide and comprehensive history to forty islands tells their colorful, often lurid stories, and will give you a sense of how New York City's politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last three and a half centuries. Full of offbeat stories and little-known facts and legends, this is much more than a travel guide. 22 black & white photographs, 10 maps
  • This book is extremely well written. I was born in New York City and lived here my whole 64 years, yet this book had a lot of information I never knew about.............like islands that are no longer...........they sunk or filled in to become part of the mainland. The location of "POTTER'S FIELD" where, then as now the unclaimed dead are buried. Many islands that you can see in the distance, but for various reasons are prohibited from visiting. FASCINATING !

  • I read this book due to my interest in Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. I have noticed them for years during my walks on the South Beach boardwalk in Staten Island, and I wanted to find out more about them. This book is probably one of the few books to actually have an entire chapter devoted to these two islands. But I got more than I bargained for by reading this book because I learned a lot about many other islands of NYC. I have lived in NYC my entire life (which means 35 years) and this book made me feel like a total stranger to my home state. But I mean that as a compliment to the book, because I now have an interest in visiting the islands mentioned in the book in order to continue to enhance the knowledge that the book gave me. My main criticism is the lack of photos. For example, the chapter on Hoffman and Swinburne has one photo, and this photo merely shows two shacks sitting on a tiny part of an island. The photo doesn't explain that the shacks are on Swinburne, and there is not one photo of Hoffman at all. All chapters are like this. It's hard to appreciate the layout/size of the islands without photos. Other than that, I would recommend this book to readers.

  • So much great information about the islands around New York City! Pretty much exactly what I hoped this book would be - lots of history old and new, with practical information about visiting these islands. I think this would be a good book for anyone interested in New York City history, maybe someone new to NYC, or someone like me who just likes islands.

  • Excellent research and writing about a part of NYC which has sadly been overlooked by other historians. I've waited for such a book for decades and have lived or worked within a mile of many of those chronicled.

  • good

  • I saw this book discussed and talked about on The National Parks special last year. I could not find it in any bookstore! I searched on Amazon and it was available and shipped instantly. It is a great resource for those who enjoy NYC and want to visit wonderful areas that aren't known as well. Many of these are free for visitors . Enjoy the experience...a great resource.

  • As someone who grew up along NYC's waterways and has always been fascinated by the geography and history of NY I found this book very entertaining. Very well researched, and the history is well told. The individual locations/islands stories are told like biographies.

  • Have family members living on Roosevelt Is., and they love to explore to quirky places of NYC. This will be a hit with them!