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Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan by  Phillip Lopate - Hardcover - 2004 - from Amazing Bookshelf, LLC and Biblio.com

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Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan

by Lopate, Phillip

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New York, NY: Crown Publishing Group (NY). 2004. Hard cover. New.. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 432 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. . Fusing history, lore, politics, culture, and on-site adventures, esteemed essayist and author Phillip Lopate takes us on an exuberant, affectionate, and eye-opening excursion around Manhattan s shoreline. Waterfront captures the ever-changing character of New York in the best way possible: on a series of exploratory walks conducted by one of the city s most engaging and knowledgeable guides. Starting at the Battery and moving at a leisurely pace along the banks of the Hudson and East Rivers, Lopate describes the infrastructures, public spaces, and landmarks he encounters, along with fascinating insights into how they came to be. Unpeeling layers of myth and history, he reveals the economic, ecological, and political concerns that influenced the city s development, reporting on everything from the building of the Brooklyn Bridge to the latest projects dotting the shorelines. .

Phillip Lopate is the author of numerous books, including Getting Personal: Selected Writings , the essay collections Bachelorhood , Against Joie de Vivre , Writing New York , and Portrait of My Body , and the novels The Rug Merchant and Confessions of Summer . Most recently, Lopate authored Seaport: New York’s Vanished Waterfront , a book of photographs of maritime Manhattan. He is also the editor of The Art of the Personal Essay , and his work has appeared in The Paris Review , Esquire , Vogue , and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, and teaches at Hofstra University.




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