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Touring the Upper East Side: Walks in Five Historic Districs Andrew S. Dolkart

Touring the Upper East Side: Walks in Five Historic Districs

Andrew S. Dolkart

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ISBN : 9780964706101
Paperback
128 pages
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What a marvelous idea! The Upper East Side has been home to me for many years and, as walking is one of my passions, I thought I knew all there was to know about my neighborhood - until I began thumbing through this fascinating and wonderfullyMoreWhat a marvelous idea! The Upper East Side has been home to me for many years and, as walking is one of my passions, I thought I knew all there was to know about my neighborhood - until I began thumbing through this fascinating and wonderfully detailed book. Now I want to put on a pair of walking shoes, grab my copy of this delightful new Baedeker, and enjoy Mr. Dolkarts informed prose. I might, for instance, drop by 972 and 973 Fifth Avenue, enjoying, in particular, 972 with its beautifully proportioned bow-fronted residence, one of Stanford Whites masterpieces. And then, of course, there is 4 East 88th Street, perhaps New York Citys finest Colonial-inspired apartment house with - and this is the kind of detail I so much enjoy in this book - the small carved heads that rise from the arched entrance pediment- one of these is clearly George Washington, peering off into Central Park. My dearly loved neighbors will never be the same again, and I thank Mr. Dolkart and the New York Landmarks Conservancy for this captivating book.--Kitty Carlisle Hart, Chairman, New York State Council of the Arts