Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs

Author(s): Sergey Kadinsky


Beneath the asphalt streets of Manhattan, creeks and streams once flowed freely. The remnants of these once-pristine waterways are all over the Big Apple, hidden in plain sight. Hidden Waters of New York City offers a glimpse at the big city's forgotten past and ever-changing present, including: * Minetta Brook, which ran through today's Greenwich Village * Collect Pond in the Financial District, the city's first water source * Newtown Creek, separating Brooklyn and Queens * Bronx River, still a hotspot for urban canoeing and hiking Filled with eye-opening historical anecdotes and walking tours of all five boroughs, this is a side of New York City you've never seen.


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Sergey Kadinsky is a staffer for the New York City Parks Department and an adjunct professor of history at Touro College. He is a contributor to the local history website Forgotten-NY.com and an experienced tour guide. He lives in Queens with his wife and daughter.

General Fields

  • : 9781581573558
  • : WW Norton Co
  • : Countryman Press Inc.
  • : 0.37
  • : April 2016
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sergey Kadinsky
  • : Paperback
  • : 917.4710444
  • : 352
  • : 50 black-and-white photographs