Thirteen Miles of Architecture and History
Walking Broadway encapsulates the architectural history of Manhattan with fourteen walks that guide readers along New York’s most famous street.
Walking Broadway offers readers an architectural tour of the entire length of Broadway from Bowling Green to the Harlem River. Through fourteen structured walks the book not only presents the history of New York’s most famous avenue, but also explores its architecture in depth, block by block, building by building.
This is a book about what can be seen and experienced on Broadway today. Buildings are chosen for discussion first and foremost because they are interesting to look at. In a relaxed and engaging style, the author presents the building’s story, explores the reasons why it is there, and explains why it looks the way it does. Along the way, the reader not only has the chance to discover fascinating and unusual buildings, but also gains a comprehensive understanding of the historic, social, economic, and political forces which shaped Broadway’s growth and character.
Praise for Walking Broadway
“A treasure trove of buildings and colorful stories that you likely never knew about on one of the world’s most storied streets.”
—The Daily Beast
“Walking Broadway is about seeing the city with fresh eyes."
—New York Post
"A splendid guide for a summer stroll through Manhattan."
—The Bowery Boys
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