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Profiles places in New York City that have been destroyed, altered, and/or demolished during the twentieth century, with photographs of the original structures, background information, and stories about memorable individuals.
About the Author
Marcia Reiss is the author of Central Park Then and Now (2010); New York Then and Now (2005); Manhattan in Photographs (2005); Architectural Details (2004); Architecture in Detail: New York (2003); Brooklyn Then and Now (2002); and a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods for the Brooklyn Historical Society. She was Policy Director of the Parks Council, now New Yorkers for Parks, and previously Public Affairs Director for the New York City Department of Ports and Trade. She also taught at Columbia University and Hunter College, and was a reporter for the Brooklyn Phoenix. She and her husband are former residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan and now live in upstate New York.
"The pictures alone are worth the price of admission." —Publishers Weekly
"As a native New Yorker, I can wax poetic about a long list of favorite haunts that have disappeared from the island . . . All these iconic images are retained in glorious black and white." —DowntownMagazineNYC.com
"[Lost New York] is beautifully illustrated in aged black-and-white photos and burnished with charming prose based on many years of research." —Library Journal
"History buff or NYC lover — or both — make sure you add this book to your library ASAP!" —DoobyBrain
"A gorgeous, photo-studded work that sheds light on various sites throughout New York that have since been adandoned or demolished. . . . The book also contains some sizzling salacious details on New York history." —LibraryJournal.com