The Wpa Guide to New York City (Paperback)

The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930's New York (American Guides)

By Federal Writers' Project, Federal Writers Project, William H. Whyte (Introduction by)

New Press, 9781565843219, 828pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1995

List Price: 25.95*
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Originally published in 1939 at the time of the World's Fair, this is a reissue of this guide for time-travellers. It offers New York-lovers and 1930s-buffs a look at life as it was lived in the days when a trolley ride cost only a few cents, a room at the Plaza was $7.50, Dodger fans flocked to Ebbetts Field, and the new World's Fair was the talk of the town. The New York of 1939 was a city where adventures began under the clock at the Biltmore, the big liners sailed at midnight, and Times Square was considered the crossroads of the world.