Hidden Landmarks of New York

A Tour of the City's Most Overlooked Buildings

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By Tommy Silk

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$30.00

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$39.00 CAD

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  1. Hardcover $30.00 $39.00 CAD
  2. ebook $14.99 $19.99 CAD

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.
 

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On Sale
Oct 22, 2024
Page Count
288 pages
ISBN-13
9780762486762

Tommy Silk

About the Author

Tommy Silk has a degree in History from Fordham University and is a licensed New York Sightseeing Guide. He has lived in New York City since 2008 and has been documenting his observations of the city on his instagram account LandmarksofNY since 2019. He can often be found riding his bike around the five boroughs with a camera around his shoulder photographing as much as he can. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two dogs.

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