Originally called Longacre Square, this New York landmark became TimesSquare after the opening of the Times Tower. And the rest is history.Located in the heart of the theater district and the center of New Yorknightlife, Times Square has, over the years, attracted people from allwalks of life, from brewery workers to stage actors, from the poorest oftransients to the cream of New York society. It has, in fact, become the"Crossroads of the World."
Through 130 postcards that span a century, Postcards from TimesSquare paints a picture of an area that has been the home ofmovie palaces and playhouses, of elite restaurants and fast-food chains,and, eventually, of the best-known New Year's celebration in the world.You'll see the Great White Way exchange its gaslights for electric bulbsand, eventually, for neon. You'll visit famed sights like Roseland,Radio City Music Hall, and Sardi's. And you'll discover how thisworld-renowned landmark has weathered a tumultuous century, growing fromits rural roots, achieving worldwide fame, suffering a twilight ofdecay, and, ultimately, recapturing its magic.
George J. Lankevich received his PhD in American History fromColumbia University. He taught for over thirty years in the CityUniversity of New York, and is now a professor emeritus. Dr. Lankevichis the author of over twenty volumes of history, including AmericanMetropolis: A History of New York City.
|Book:||Postcards From Times Square: Sights & Sentiments From The Last Century (Postcards From...)|
|Author:||George L. Lankevich|
|Publisher:||Square One Publishers|
|Number of Pages:||186|
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