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Title:
New York City : an outsider's inside view
Author:
Maffi, Mario, 1947-
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Uniform Title:
Sotto le torri di Manhattan English
Publication Information:
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xv, 180 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Names -- Maps -- Underworlds -- Villages -- Museums -- Words -- Images -- Sounds -- Prism -- Bridges.
ISBN:
9780814209578

9780814251232

9780814290330
Format :
Book

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Library Journal Review

Part of the publisher's "Urban Life and Urban Landscape" series, this volume takes an in-depth look at New York City from historical, cultural, political, and sociological viewpoints. Maffi (American studies, State Univ. of Milan, Italy; Gateway to the Promised Land) presents the city's lesser-known sites and treats readers to tours of his favorite villages within Manhattan: the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Harlem, and Spanish Harlem. He recounts the fascinating history of the Big Apple: its neighborhoods, literary figures, art, and music. He also tells us of his favorite museums, parks, restaurants, libraries, bridges, and architecture, even skipping briefly into Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. In addition, famous quotes about the city are scattered throughout, as well as necessary reference material like maps, various web sites, an extremely thorough bibliography, and a comprehensive index. This entertaining look at New York is recommended for most libraries and serves as a nice contrast to accounts from natives.-Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Part of the publisher's "Urban Life and Urban Landscape" series, this volume takes an in-depth look at New York City from historical, cultural, political, and sociological viewpoints. Maffi (American studies, State Univ. of Milan, Italy; Gateway to the Promised Land) presents the city's lesser-known sites and treats readers to tours of his favorite villages within Manhattan: the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Harlem, and Spanish Harlem. He recounts the fascinating history of the Big Apple: its neighborhoods, literary figures, art, and music. He also tells us of his favorite museums, parks, restaurants, libraries, bridges, and architecture, even skipping briefly into Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. In addition, famous quotes about the city are scattered throughout, as well as necessary reference material like maps, various web sites, an extremely thorough bibliography, and a comprehensive index. This entertaining look at New York is recommended for most libraries and serves as a nice contrast to accounts from natives.-Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Part of the publisher's "Urban Life and Urban Landscape" series, this volume takes an in-depth look at New York City from historical, cultural, political, and sociological viewpoints. Maffi (American studies, State Univ. of Milan, Italy; Gateway to the Promised Land) presents the city's lesser-known sites and treats readers to tours of his favorite villages within Manhattan: the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Harlem, and Spanish Harlem. He recounts the fascinating history of the Big Apple: its neighborhoods, literary figures, art, and music. He also tells us of his favorite museums, parks, restaurants, libraries, bridges, and architecture, even skipping briefly into Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. In addition, famous quotes about the city are scattered throughout, as well as necessary reference material like maps, various web sites, an extremely thorough bibliography, and a comprehensive index. This entertaining look at New York is recommended for most libraries and serves as a nice contrast to accounts from natives.-Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.