The WPA Guide to New York City by Federal Writers Project
The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s New York (American Guide)

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This tour guide for time travelers offers New York-lovers and thirties buffs an endlessly fascinating look at life as it was lived in the days when a trolley ride cost five cents, a room at the Plaza hotel was $7.50, Dodger fans flocked to Ebbetts Field, and the new World's Fair was the talk of the town. The New York of 1939 was a city where adventures began "under the clock" at the Biltmore, and the big liners sailed at midnight. The Yankees were on their way to four in a row, and Times Square was truly the crossroads of the world.

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William H. Whyte, Jr., editor at "Fortune" when this book was first published, is the author, most recently, of "City: Rediscovering the Center" (1989).
Published September 12, 1982 by Pantheon Books. 692 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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