Under New York by Linda Oatman High

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What goes on beneath the New York City streets?  A lot more than you'd imagine!  Above there are skyscrapers and sunshine, schools and families, pigeons and pets.  Below there are tunnels, restaurants, jazz clubs, subways - and maybe, once, an alligator!
 

About Linda Oatman High

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Linda Oatman High is an author of books for children, teens, and adults, as well as a songwriter, journalist, playwright, and poet. She wrote "A Humble Life: Plain Poems", winner of a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor Award, and the picture book "Barn Savers, " an NCTE Notable Book and a Booklist Best Book. She lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Robert Rayevsky, a native of Russia, is the popular illustrator of more than twenty books for children. They have garnered such honors as the Parents' Choice Award, the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and Blue Ribbon. Robert Rayevsky lives in the beautiful countryside--far away from the skyscrapers, but close to many mosquitoes. His books include Under New York by Linda Oatman High and Pirate Pup by Caroline Stutson. Robert Rayevsky lives in Parksville, New York, with his wife, kids, cats, and a dachshund.
 
Published March 14, 2001 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books.

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Children, urban or otherwise, will marvel along with High (Barn Savers, 1999, etc.) at all that is to be found beneath New York City's "offices and theaters and stores," "families and homes and schools," "garbage and car horns and billboards."

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Rough Guide PBS, tonight at 10 (In the New York area, Channel 13) Magenta De Vine, Rajan Datar and Sankha Guha, guides and narrators;

Jun 14 1993 | Read Full Review of Under New York

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But the book was intriguing as a historical document, particularly with its back-cover reference to ''hitherto mysterious New York specialties: Puerto Rican cuchifritos, Jewish knishes and Chinese dim sum (dumplings).'' Those were culinarily innocent times, when dishes like sushi required explana...

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At 79 Elizabeth Street (Hester Street), Chinatown: weekdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. At Northside Market, 135 Kent Avenue (North Sixth Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At DeKalb Market, 332 Flatbush Avenue Extension (Willoughby Street), Brooklyn: Saturday and Sund...

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High's breezy narrative does not target specific locations, yet does include marvelous details, such as a 1935 report in the New York Times of an alligator in the city sewers and the revelation that, when the circus comes to town, elephants walk through the Lincoln Tunnel (under the Hudson River).

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