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Hidden Landmarks of New York

On sale

7th November 2024

Price: £25

Selected:  Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780762486762

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Discover dozens of underappreciated landmarks and the stories behind them in this unique history on New York City, written and photographed by Landmarks of NY creator, Tommy Silk.
New York is a city of landmarks – more than 37,000 of them. Visitors and New Yorkers walk by hundreds of these landmarks daily, often never knowing the rich history behind each of these buildings. One of these New Yorkers, Tommy Silk, has been photographing and chronicling a landmarked building every day for the last five years on his Instagram account, Landmarks of NY.

In Hidden Landmarks of New York, Silk uncovers 120 of the city’s oldest, most unique, and often relatively unknown landmarks and the hidden history behind them. Whether it’s an African Graveyard a stone’s throw from City Hall; the Truman Capote house in Brooklyn Heights that he claimed to own (but actually just rented a room there for years); or 4 Gramercy Park West, the Greek Revival-style townhouse that is rumored to be the home of Stuart Little; each entry includes a picture of the landmark with a short, informative description of its history and its past (often well-known) inhabitants.

With 120 photographs beautifully designed in a portable book, it’s perfect for armchair perusal or to stash in your backpack while wandering around the city.