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Naming New York : Manhattan places & how they got their names

Author: Sanna Feirstein
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Naming New York is a comprehensive compilation and explanation of the names of Manhattan's streets, alleys, avenues, plazas, parks and corners. It surveys names currently in use and includes the oldest and the newest honorific 'add-on' names, from Astor Place to Yitzak Rabin Way. Whether you're a history or trivia buff, tourist, or just fascinated by place names, learning about the origins of these mostly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Directories
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanna Feirstein
ISBN: 0814727115 9780814727119 0814727123 9780814727126
OCLC Number: 45209072
Description: 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
22. Low Manhattan --
48. Mid-Lower Manhattan --
75. The Villages --
93. Midtown South --
111. Midtown --
126. East Side --
139. West Side --
166. Upper Manhattan --
184. Perimeter Routes --
186 Illustration Sources --
192. Works Consulted --
196. Index
Responsibility: Sanna Feirstein.
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New York is the oldest continually occupied city in America, with hundreds of place names offering a guide to the city's history. This book traces the origins of the names of Manhattan's streets,  Read more...

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