The Other Islands of New York City

The Other Islands of New York City

A History and Guide

Book - 2001 | 2nd ed.
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Experience a New York City most tourists, and even most natives, never see. Within the city's boundaries are dozens of islands--some famous, like Ellis, some infamous, like Rikers, and others forgotten, like North Brother. While the spotlight often falls on the museums, trends, and restaurants of Manhattan, the city's "other" islands, each with its own personality, offer the day-tripper everything from nature trails to military garrisons to sailing excursions. This detailed guide and comprehensive history to forty islands tells their colorful, often lurid stories, and will give you a sense of how New York City's politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last three and a half centuries. Full of offbeat stories and little-known facts and legends, this is much more than a travel guide.
Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press ; New York : Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2001.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780881505023
0881505021
Branch Call Number: 974.71 S462 2001
Characteristics: vii, 295 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Miller, Stuart 1966-

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