New York by Neighborhood presents a vibrant tapestry of 75 distinct locales, defined as much by individual residents as by shops, architecture, streets, stories, traditions, and an openness to transformation.
More languages are spoken in New York than anywhere else in the world; a testament to this diversity are the city’s neighborhoods. From Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, with its age-old Italian restaurants and shops, and Astoria Queens, with its vibrant Greek community and diverse landscape, to Manhattan’s Chinatown and Greenwich Village, New York City is its neighborhoods, first and foremost. This book looks at the essential New York through a lens focused on its many distinct and colorful neighborhoods, providing in each case a snapshot of a place and its people, as well as brief and informal texts incorporating anecdotes and fascinating historical facts. Beautifully photographed by New York photographer and author Andrew Garn, the volume will appeal to visitors who want the full picture of this great city; as well, it will appeal to the resident, who continues to marvel at the vast array of wonders that make up the city that never sleeps.