Strange and obscure stories of New York City : little-known tales about Gotham's people and places / by Tim Rowland.

Author
Rowland, Tim, 1960- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
Description
x, 199 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Subject(s)
Library of Congress genre(s)
Anecdotes [Browse]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199).
Contents
  • Selling the public on a jump from the Brooklyn Bridge
  • A humble printer establishes freedom of the press
  • Botched abortion, botched justice
  • The US Mail underfoot
  • The grand slave conspiracy that wasn't
  • Mark Twain takes New York by storm and spirit
  • The rise and fall of Little Germany
  • New York's cross-dressing governor
  • A deadly battle of shakespearian actors
  • A lake gets its revenge on Manhattan
  • Woodlawn Cemetery's celebrated clientele
  • A building and a food fight for the ages
  • New York's new insane class, and the woman who fought for them
  • New York declares war on pigs
  • A floating city of liquor.
ISBN
  • 9781510700123 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 1510700129 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2016000970
OCLC
914219203
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