Exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square
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Created by Samuel Ruggles as a haven for wealthy New Yorkers, both Gramercy Park and Union Square have been among Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods for more than 150 years. From writers and artists to powerful politicians, illustrious figures like O. Henry, Andy Warhol, Samuel Tilden and Joseph Kennedy have walked its streets. The National Arts Club and the Players Club attract patrons from around the city who are in search of a taste of grander times. Tourists flock to historic sites like the Theodore Roosevelt House, the Gramercy Park Historic District and the picturesque Union Square Park. Local tour guide Alfred Pommer and coauthor Joyce Pommer reveal the stories on the streets of the neighborhoods.
The History Press
: 9781626198548
: The History Press
: 10/26/2015
: New York
: History & Guide
: 78 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 twenty years, constantly researching and improving each one. He is a member of the Guides Association of New York and has co-authored three 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. She is the co-author of Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill.
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