Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide

Category: Book
By (author): Kadinsky, Sergey
Subject:  HISTORY / Historical Geography
  HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD,
  TRAVEL / General
  TRAVEL / United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: March 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.97in x 5.96in x 0.86in
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From The Publisher*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.
Biographical NoteSergey 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.