Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

by Fran Leadon

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Overview

“Part lively social history, part architectural survey, here is the story of Broadway—from 17th- century cow path to Great White Way.”—Geoff Wisner, Wall Street Journal

Today, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. From Bowling Green all the way to Marble Hill, Fran Leadon takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America’s most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan. Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the “Path of Progress” and a “street of broken dreams,” home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft- flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393240108
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 332,681
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Fran Leadon is an architect and coauthor of the fifth edition of the AIA Guide to New York City. A native of Gainesville, Florida, he teaches at the City College of New York and lives in Brooklyn.

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