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Author Helmreich, William B.

Title The New York nobody knows : walking 6,000 miles in the city / William B. Helmreich.

Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgments; Maps; 1: Introduction; 2: Selling Hot Dogs, Planting Flowers, and Living the Dream: The Newcomers; 3: Diners, Love, Exorcisms, and the Yankees: New York's Communities; 4: Dancing the Bachata, Playing Bocci, and the Chinese Scholars' Garden: Enjoying the City; 5: Tar Beaches, Sidewalk Carvings, Irish Freedom Fighters, and Superman: Spaces in the Big Apple; Illustrations following page; 6: From Washington Heights to Hudson Heights, from Soho to Soha: Gentrification.
7: Assimilation, Identity, or Something Else: The Future of Ethnic New York8: Conclusions; Notes; Neighborhood Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Summary As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called ""Last Stop."" They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there. Decades later, Helmreich teaches university courses about New York, and his love for exploring the city is as strong as ever. Putting his feet to the test, he decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs--an astonishing 6,000 miles. His epic journey lasted four years and took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Neighborhoods -- New York (State) -- New York.
Community life -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Civilization -- 21st century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400848317 (electronic bk.)
1400848318 (electronic bk.)
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