作 者：William B. Helmreich
出 版 社：Princeton University Press, 2018
I S B N：9780691166995
A one-of-a-kind walking guide to Manhattan, from the man who has walked every block in New York City Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City-six-thousand miles in all-to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Now he has re-walked most of Manhattan-721 miles-to write this new, one-of-a-kind walking guide to the heart of one of the worlds greatest cities. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journey, The Manhattan Nobody Knows captures the unique magic and excitement of the island and highlights hundreds of facts, places, and points of interest that you wont find in any other guide. The guide covers every one of Manhattans thirty-one distinct neighborhoods, from Marble Hill to the Financial District, providing a colorful portrait of each areas most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things. Along the way youll be introduced to an elderly Inwood man who lives in a cave; a Greenwich Village townhouse where Weathermen terrorists set up a bomb factory; a Harlem apartment building whose residents included W.E.B. DuBois and Thurgood Marshall; a tiny community garden attached to the Lincoln Tunnel; a Washington Heights pizza joint that sells some of the biggest slices in town; the story behind the "Birdman" of Washington Square Park; and much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of todays Manhattan, the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home-but its almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore this fascinating metropolis. Covers every one of Manhattans neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the authors 721-mile walk through every Manhattan neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds o...