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The Street Book: An Encyclopedia of Manhattan's Street Names and Their Origins

4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0823212750
ISBN-10: 0823212750
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About the Author


Henry Moscow is a late newspaper and magazine editor and the author of numerous books on subjects as diverse as gardening and psychology.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 119 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press (January 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823212750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823212750
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.3 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,192,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When people think of the street names of Manhattan, they probably think of the grid and its numbered roads. WRONG! Manhattan, especially the older neighborhoods from Houston Street south to the Battery, are filled with twisting little streets whose names resonate with Manhattan's history. This is where you'll find out why Houston Street is pronounced "HOW-ston". Where did Maiden Lane get its name from? Who was Barclay? This book will tell all. My only complaint (which prevented from giving this five stars) was with the binding: it cracked almost immediately upon opening and, right now, several pages are precariously clinging to the spine. Maybe it was only the batch that mine came out of which is so weak.
Still this is a very informative book. If only it can tell me why New Yorkers pronounce Avenue of the Americas as "Sixth Avenue".
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I love this book and bought it again as a present for a friend who, like me, is interested in New York City history. There is no fluff or filler here, just concise morsels of interesting information. This book is informative and fun!
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No sizzle in this book. Images need some editing for better viewability. But the information was good. Better to find a copy in the library than buy this one for your own.
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Anyone who loves NYC will love this book. The street names alway's made me think of their origins, Henry Moscow answered all of my questions...great book
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