The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition
Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood
Yale University Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Reference - 1584 pages
Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published.
But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded.
The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades.
The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.
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Review: The Encyclopedia of New York CityUser Review - Josephine - Goodreads
Currently going through this for a research project designed to review this book--and I have to say it is pretty decent. I always am one to wish for more, I like to get into the nit-picky details, but ... Read full review
Review: The Encyclopedia of New York CityUser Review - Ben - Goodreads
This book is exactly what it says it is. It is a tremendous tome and contains entries on everything and everyone related to NYC to the date of publication that I've ever thought to look up. The ... Read full review