The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and Anecdotes from the Dutch to the Present

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For a city like no other comes a book like no other. In tens of thousands of chronological entries, The New York Chronology marches year by year through the defining and incidental moments in the great metropolis's history, from the arrival of Giovanni da Verrazano in 1524 to the closing of Ratner's Delicatessen on the Lower East Side "after 97 years of serving blintzes, kasha, latkes, and matzoh brei." With impeccable scholarship, humor, and an astonishing level of detail, here is an entertaining and essential book for New York lovers.

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“As smart and know-it-all as New York itself.” (Cindy Adams)

“Dazzling... a miracle of research, vision and wit. You cannot turn a page without coming upon nuggets of delight.” (Anthony Lewis, author of Gideon's Trumpet)

“A towering work on a towering city. A most informative and valuable book.” (Gay Talese, author of Unto the Sons)

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