The Queens nobody knows : an urban walking guide
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The Queens nobody knows : an urban walking guide

By Helmreich, William B., author.

Genre History.

Audience Adults

Published [2020] by Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN 9780691166889

Bib Id 2411370

Description xix, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm

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LCCN
2019-058691
ISBN
9780691166889 (paperback) $24.95
0691166889
Call #
306.0974 H
Title
The Queens nobody knows : an urban walking guide
Publication Information
[2020] by Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ :
Description
xix, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-450) and index.
Summary
Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City--some six-thousand miles--to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Later, he re-walked most of Queens--1,012 miles in all--to create this one-of-a-kind walking guide to the city's largest borough, from hauntingly beautiful parks to hidden parts of Flushing's Chinese community. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journey through this fascinating, diverse, and underexplored borough, Helmreich highlights hundreds of facts and points of interest that you won't find in any other guide. In Bellerose, you'll explore a museum filled with soul-searing artwork created by people with mental illness. In Douglaston, you'll gaze up in awe at the city's tallest tree. In Corona, you'll discover the former synagogue where Madonna lived when she first came to New York. In St. Albans, you'll see the former homes of jazz greats, including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. In Woodhaven, you'll walk a block where recent immigrants from Mexico, Guyana, and China all proudly fly the American flag. And much, much more.
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