From the Inside Flap
First published in 1975 by Clarkson Potter, New York Enclaves
offers readers an intimate glimpse of twenty-six of New York?s most beloved hidden spots. All of the architectural gems that it celebrated a quarter-century ago still exist and continue to enchant visitors and native New Yorkers alike. In this revised edition, author William Hemp has updated his text and added several new pen-and-ink drawings. His animated commentary illuminates the nooks and crannies that are easily overlooked in the noise and bustle of modern Manhattan. Hemp?s lively exploration of this unique city includes treks to South Street Seaport, where Manhattan received its reputation as a ?haven for ships,? and through the cast-iron structures of SoHo?the ?crusty old great-grandfathers? of New York?s skyscrapers. Explore the literary legacy of Greenwich Village, including Edna St. Vincent Millay?s unique home on Bedford Street, and Patchin Place, where e.e. cummings wrote his poetry. Or poke about MacDougal Alley, where Jackson Pollock created many of his masterpieces, and relax in Central Park?s Strawberry Fields, one of the enclaves added to this new edition.
Hemp?s charming illustrations and stories bring to life the lore of Manhattan?s richly historical sites. Become a real New Yorker?regardless of where you live?as you discover these architectural treasures and their picturesque views.
About the Author
WILLIAM H. HEMP is the author and artist of three books, including If You Ever Go to Dublin Town
and Taos: Landmarks & Legends
. He also worked as a television talk-show host in Taos, New Mexico. He lives near the ocean on Long Island, New York, with his wife, Maggie.