New York 400

A Visual History of America's Greatest City

by Katharine Wray

10 December 2009


Four-hundred years ago Henry Hudson discovered what is now known as the East River. Then the Dutch founded the colony New Amsterdam and New York City was born. To celebrate the city’s landmark birthday, the Museum of the City of New York has compiled over 500 illustrations and photographs of the city’s rich past, along with detailed passages about the changes New York has gone through in its 400 years, from colonial port village, the bustling Revolutionary town. This coffee table book is a must-gift for any New Yorker who brags about their city, and for any tourist who won’t stop talking about the bus tour they took through the Upper East Side.

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