Guide to New York City Landmarks, 4th Edition
Yes, it's a wonderful town, and this book gives you more than 1,200 reasons why. With a host of new landmarks, 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs, this new edition of the official and only complete guide to New York's landmarks will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. New to this edition are more than 75 recently designated landmarks and 10 new historic districts, with a new focus on neighborhoods with local history and details explaining some of the more remarkable buildings in the districts. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency responsible for protecting and preserving New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings. Founded in 1965 after the destruction of the original Penn Station, the Commission consists of 11 commissioners, including at least three architects, a historian, a realtor, a planner or landscape architect, as well as a representative of each borough.
Introduction: How to Use This Guide.
Financial District, Battery Park.
Civic Center, Tribeca.
SoHo, Little Italy.
Bowery, Chinatown, Lower East Side.
Ladies’ Mile, Madison Square, Gramercy Park.
Midtown East, Murray Hill, Tudor City.
Midtown East, Rockefeller Center, Turtle Bay.
Upper West Side, south of 83rd Street.
Upper West Side, north of 83rd Street.
Upper East Side, south of 76th Street.
Upper East Side, 76th Street to 94th Street.
Upper East Side and East Harlem, 94th Street to 106th Street.
Morningside Heights, Harlem, Sugar Hill.
Washington Heights, Inwood.
Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Fulton Ferry. DUMBO, Vinegar Hill.
Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn.
Fort Greene, Clinton Hill.
Carroll Gardens, Gowanus.
Park Slope, Prospect Park, Flatbush.
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights.
Bushwick, Brownsville, Cypress Hills.
Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay.
Coney Island, Brighton Beach.
Long Island City, Queensbridge.
Long Island City, Astoria.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Flushing, Murray Hill.
Beechhurst, Fort Totten.
Rego Park, Forest Hills.
Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill.
John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Mott Haven, Melrose.
Morrisania, Hunts Point, West Farms.
High Bridge, Morrisania.
University Heights, Tremont, Fordham.
Fordham Univesity, Bronx Park.
Bedford Park, Norwood.
Riverdale, Fieldston, Spuyten Duyvil.
North Riverdale, Mount Saint Vincent.
Pelham Bay Park.
New Brighton, West Brighton.
Saint George, Stapleton.
Rosebank, Fort Wadsworth.
Grymes Hill, West Brighton, Sunnyside.
Port Richmond, West Brighton.
Mariners Harbor, Elm Park.
Seaview, Richmond Town, New Dorp, Dongan Hills.
THE ISLANDS: Governors, Liberty, Ellis and Roosevelt.
Appendix: What is the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission?.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST.
Facts & Figures.
The Printed Word.
Artist’s New York.
New to New York.
Preserving the Moderns.
Historic Street Lampposts.
Beyond the Tenement.
Ye Old New York.
War & Peace.
Rare and Unusual.