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The Other Islands of New York City: A Historical Companion

The Other Islands of New York City: A Historical Companion

ISBN: 978-0-881-50336-4

*Norton agency titles

224 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Description

Within the boundaries of New York City are dozens of islands with colourful and lurid pasts - some famous, such as Ellis, some infamous, such as Rikers, and others not so well-known, such as North Brother. This guide and history offers a sense of how the city's politics, population and landscape have evolved over the last two centuries. Presenting offbeat stories and little-known facts and legends, the book aims to provide an entertaining account of the history of New York from an unusual perspective.