From Library Journal
Journalists and New York City natives Seitz and Miller have written an entertaining history of and travel guide to 40 of the human-made and natural islands that dot the waters around New York City. From famous tourist destinations such as Liberty and Ellis islands, to the infamous Rikers Island Penitentiary and the little-known North Brother Island, where Typhoid Mary spent nearly 30 years in confinement, the islands of New York City have a vivid and intriguing story to tell. Armchair travelers and regular visitors to the city alike will find this an enjoyable book. The authors indicate which islands can be visited, whether you can get there by car, bus, subway, or ferry, and, in a few cases, where you can eat. Recommended for public libraries.?Linda M. Kaufmann, Freel Lib., North Adams State Coll., Mass.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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"a book that explores, in depth, those parts of New York City almost always left out of the usual books." -- The Island Current
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"a well-written and comprehensive tale...a lively history of the people and events that forged modern day New York City" -- The Urban Audubon
"an encyclopedia of the archipelago that is New York." -- New York Post
"only occassionally does something new come along that I deem an important work. This book falls into this category." -- Bronx Times Reporter
"rescues for readers the history and legend that lie in the soil or rock of these oft-forgotten strands" -- New York Chronicle
This is definitely a book I want for my shelf. -- Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York State