Williamsburg by Victor Lederer - PDF and EPUB eBook

(Images of America: New York)
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There is no New York neighborhood that boasts a richer history or more exciting present than Williamsburg. At first a quiet...

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Details of Williamsburg

Exact title of the book
Williamsburg
Book series
Images of America: New York
Book author
Victor Lederer
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
128 pages
Language
English
Published
June 29th 2005 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
File size (in PDF)
512 kB
Williamsburg

Some brief overview of book

There is no New York neighborhood that boasts a richer history or more exciting present than Williamsburg. At first a quiet waterside community, Williamsburg briefly became a wealthy suburb of Manhattan in the middle of the nineteenth century. Heavy industrialization and a tidal wave of immigrants later turned Williamsburg into New York s poorest, most crowded quarter.

With images drawn chiefly from the rich photographic collection of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Williamsburg illustrates the neighborhood s transformation from one of New York s most impoverished and least fashionable neighborhoods to a modern-day example of the city s capacity for self-renewal."