Forgotten New York: Views of a Lost Metropolis (Paperback)

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Forgotten New York is your passport to more than 300 years of history, architecture, and memories hidden in plain sight.

Houses dating to the first Dutch settlers on Staten Island; yellow brick roads in Brooklyn; clocks embedded in the sidewalk in Manhattan; bishop's crook lampposts in Queens; and a white elephant in the Bronx—this is New York and this is your guide to seeing it all. Forgotten New York covers all five boroughs with easy-to-use maps and suggested routes to hundreds of out-of-the way places, antiquated monuments, streets to nowhere, and buildings from a time lost.

Forgotten New York features:

  • Quiet Places
  • Truly Forgotten
  • History Happened Here
  • What Is This Thing?
  • Forgotten People
  • And so much more

About the Author

Kevin Walsh, an urban explorer extraordinaire and creator of, provides a window into a world that few even know exists. He hosts sold out Forgotten-NY Tours throughout the boroughs and is a much sought-after expert on little-known facts about New York City. He grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, watching the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge being built and presently lives in Flushing, Queens.

Praise for Forgotten New York: Views of a Lost Metropolis…

“This is a wonderful guide to Gotham old and new by someone who really knows his stuff. Invaluable!”
-Kevin Baker, author of Strivers Row

“Instantly my favorite guide to the city. Walsh has a phenomenal eye and an almost fanatical attention to detail.”
-Luc Sante, author of Low Life

There are no more nooks nor crannies in NYC left to find hidden gems. Kevin Walsh has found them all.
-Stan Fischler, author of The Subway and The City

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060754001
ISBN-13: 9780060754006
Published: Collins Reference, 10/01/2006
Pages: 384
Language: English