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

By: Sergey Kadinsky(Author)

352 pages, 50 b/w photos

Countryman Press

Paperback | Apr 2016 | #233660 | ISBN-13: 9781581573558
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

About this book

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 and an experienced tour guide. He lives in Queens with his wife and daughter.

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