Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History

Charles Lockwood


Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History

Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History

  • Title: Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History
  • Author: Charles Lockwood
  • ISBN: 9780486781204
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback



This fascinating chronicle traces New York City s growth from Wall Street at the end of the Revolutionary War to Harlem at the turn of the twentieth century Documenting the frantic construction and speculative frenzy that swept through Manhattan in the nineteenth century, it explores the development of the city s landmark neighborhoods as the rural landscape of Upper ManhThis fascinating chronicle traces New York City s growth from Wall Street at the end of the Revolutionary War to Harlem at the turn of the twentieth century Documenting the frantic construction and speculative frenzy that swept through Manhattan in the nineteenth century, it explores the development of the city s landmark neighborhoods as the rural landscape of Upper Manhattan gave way street by street to today s fashionable residential and commercial districts.Compiled from newspaper archives and richly illustrated with historic images, Manhattan Moves Uptown reveals bygone days when Greenwich Village was a real village and Midtown was a cluster of shacks surrounded by garbage dumps and slaughter houses The rise of Union Square, Murray Hill, Broadway, the Upper West Side, and other well known areas are recounted, along with trends ranging from the first luxury department store to the earliest tenement houses A captivating account of metropolitan flux and expansion, this book offers memorable historic views of one of the nation s richest, most powerful, and most exciting cities.


Recent Comments "Manhattan Moves Uptown: An Illustrated History"

I received this book compliments of Dover through the First Reads program.In 1811 City Hall at Broadway and Chambers was on the outskirts of Manhattan. Charles Lockwood chronicles the next two hundred years of New York City's growth through the buildings raised and razed, the changes in their use and those who used them. Naturally the city grew to the north, uptown.There were patterns repeated several times over. The rich built themselves a nice neighborhood. Of course other rich built more lux [...]

I received a copy of this book from a First Reads giveaway.Reprint of a classic history of the changes in Manhattan.I've been looking for a history of Manhattan that extends beyond its earliest years, and was happy to have found this reprint by Dover. I will post a detailed review upon finishing the book.

A fantastic trip through the past. Quotes and stories of people who lived in Manhattan as it was transforming, social and economic commentary and plenty of old photos that will make you say, "no way!".


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