Lost New York

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Profiles places in New York City that have been destroyed, altered, or demolished, with photographs of the original structures, background information, and stories about memorable individuals. As well as celebrating forgotten architectural treasures, Lost New York also looks at buildings that have changed in use or simply disappeared from the streetscape.

Organized chronologically, the losses date from the mid-19th century, the dawn of photography, to more recent losses, like the classic Moondance Diner which was shipped off to Wyoming in 2007.

Losses include: Fifth Avenue Reservoir, The Elephant Colossus, South Street Seaport, Coney Island's Dreamland, Grand Central Depot, Wall Street Curb Brokers, New York Herald Building, Fulton Ferry, Madison Square Garden, Vanderbilt Mansion, Astor Mansion, Waldorf-Astoria, Central Park Casino, Central Park Menagerie, Tiffany Mansion, Tombs City Jail, City Hall Post Office, Hippodrome, Floating Bathhouses, Elevated Train Tracks, Castle Garden Aquarium, Brooklyn Bridge Terminal, Wanamaker's Department Store.

Written by Marcia Reiss. Published by Pavilion in 2020. Hardcover, measures 9.9 x 11.3 x 0.6 inches, 176 pages. ISBN 9781911641377

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