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Since this Manhattan neighborhood was named for the Murray family and their contributions to the American Revolution, many of New York's most illustrious residents have made Murray Hill their home. The mansions of J.P. Morgan Jr. and William Waldorf Astor stood along its streets. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt lived here as newlyweds, as did Admiral Farragut, Commodore Perry and Sinclair Lewis, along with Andy Warhol's famous "Factory." Not only homes but also many quintessential New York landmarks are located in this historic district--visit the original Tiffany & Company building, the Civic Club, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a once-famous B. Altman Department Store that is now New York's Science, Industry and Business Library. Experience the striking architecture and discover the stories of Manhattan's Murray Hill.
The History Press
: 9781626190597
: The History Press
: 11/05/2013
: New York
: History & Guide
: 71 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Alfred Pommer is a licensed New York City Guide who has given tours in Manhattan's diverse neighborhoods for over 20 years. He is a member of the Guides Association of New York and has co-authored two previous books published by The History Press. He is retired from the New York City Parks Department. Joyce Pommer owned an art gallery in New York City, and worked with many local and international artists. She is an abstract mixed media artist, member of ArtTable and the National Collage Society. Joyce attended the Academy of Art, San Francisco, and The Art Institute of Boston.
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