• Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers

    By James Nevius

    Our Price: $10.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780762796366
    • Publisher: Lyons Press
    • Published: April 2014
    NYC tour guides and authors James and Michelle Nevius explore the lives of 20 iconic New Yorkers—from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant to Alexander Hamilton, park architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux to JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—and use them to guide the reader through four centuries of the city’s story. Beginning with the oldest standing building in the city, a 1652 farmhouse in Brooklyn, and journeying all the way to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, the book follows in the footsteps of these iconic New Yorkers. The authors tell the stories of everyone from slave traders and long-forgotten politicians to the movers and shakers of Gilded Age society and the Greenwich Village folk scene. One part history and one part personal narrative, Footprints in New York creates a different way of looking at the past, exploring new connections and forgotten chapters in the story of America’s greatest metropolis.
  • Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City

    By Michelle Nevius

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416589976
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: March 2009
    This narrative history of New York City is the first to offer practical walking tour know-how. Fast-paced but thorough, its bite-size chapters each focus on an event, person, or place of historical significance. Rich in anecdotes and illustratioins, it whisks readers from colonial New Amsterdam through Manhattan's past, right up to post-9/11 New York. Includes 14 self-guided tours, maps, and step-by-step directions. Easy to carry, Inside the Apple allows you to visit the site of every story it tells. Photograph/Illustration Credits; Index. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 364p