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Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide

Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide

Sergey Kadinsky

ISBN: 978-1-581-57355-8

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352 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Beneath the asphalt streets of Manhattan, creeks and streams once flowed freely. The remnants of these once-pristine waterways are all over the Big Apple, hidden in plain sight. Hidden Waters of New York City offers a glimpse at the big city's forgotten past and ever-changing present, including:Minetta Brook, which ran through today's Greenwich VillageCollect Pond in the Financial District, the city's first water sourceNewtown Creek, separating Brooklyn and QueensBronx River, still a hotspot for urban canoeing and hikingFilled with eye-opening historical anecdotes and walking tours of all five boroughs, this is a side of New York City you've never seen.