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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
- Book series
- Images of America: New York
- Book author
- Victor Lederer
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 128 pages
- June 29th 2005 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
- File size (in PDF)
- 512 kB
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."