Chronicles of Old New York Explores 400 Years of Manhattan History


Jun 23, 2010, 10:03 ET from Museyon Guides

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The history of New York City is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York, a new guide book by James Roman from Museyon Guides.

Chronicles of Old New York: Exploring Manhattan's Landmark Neighborhoods ($17.95, 208 pages) is enjoyable for history buffs, New York residents, and NYC tourists alike. It includes:

  • 25 meticulously researched articles on dramatic stories from Manhattan history including episodes from the lives of John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Stanford White, Gertrude Whitney, Donald Trump, and more
  • 58 historical maps, plus 118 photographs and illustrations from the collections of the New York Public Library, New-York Historic Society, New York University Archive, Smithsonian Institute, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York
  • Sidebars on taverns, townhouses, architecture, and neighborhoods
  • Detailed timeline of historical events
  • Walking tours of nine historic New York neighborhoods, including detailed maps, color photographs and subway directions
  • Cover design by Jose Antonio Contreras

Available in stores and online July 6, 2010.

Advance Praise for Chronicles of Old New York

"…put this book on your favorite shelf, to be grabbed and read each time you decide to discover or rediscover one of our many and unique neighborhoods which, together, create the great metropolis," Susan Szenasy, Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis Magazine

About the Author

A third-generation New Yorker, James Roman has regaled listeners with his chronicles of old New York as a real estate broker and sales manager for 15 years in Manhattan, and as a lecturer at the Real Estate Board of New York and New York University. He served as Editorial Contributor to New York Living magazine for six years, and contributes regularly to publications that document emerging technology. Readers can find him on re-runs of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, a break he attributes more to luck than to acumen.

About Museyon Guides

Museyon Guides is an award-winning independent publisher of cultural guide books including Art + Travel Europe, Music + Travel Worldwide and the Film + Travel series. Additional content from Museyon Guides can be found at, or at, and

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