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New York's Unique and Unexpected Places

Written by Judith Stonehill, Foreword by Ethan Hawke, Photographed by Alexandra Stonehill

  • October 6, 2009
  • Hardcover
  • Travel - United States - Northeast - Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
  • Universe
  • 6-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • $24.95
  • $29.95
  • 978-0-7893-2011-7

About This Book

New York’s Unique & Unexpected Places is written for adventurers and dreamers who want to explore the city’s uncommon, but fascinating, less familiar sites. This beguiling book will delight urban enthusiasts, New Yorkers, and the countless tourists determined to discover—and sometimes rediscover—these fifty memorable destinations. Visit a cutting-edge center for architecture, a Dutch farmhouse surprisingly perched on Broadway, the sublime chapel designed by Louise Nevelson, idiosyncratic museums dedicated to finance and firefighting and subway cars, the historic home of Louis Armstrong, and a spectacular garden overlooking the Hudson.

About the Author

Judith Stonehill is the author of Greenwich Village: A Guide to America's Legendary Left Bank and co-author of Brooklyn: A Journey Through the City of Dreams. She was a partner at New York Bound Bookshop.

Alexandra Stonehill
is a professional photographer whose work has been printed in publications in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

Ethan Hawke
is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer, and director.


  • An intriguing guide for the local resident or the intrepid traveler who wants to take full advantage of what New York City has to offer.

    "The arrival of New York's Unique & Unexpected Places brought an unexpected amount of pleasure. Its selection of fifty places in the five boroughs reminded us that we haven't completely lost our eccentric shops, our hidden corners, and moments of grace." ~Manhattan User's Guide

    "New York's Unique & Unexpected Places delivers on its promise even to seasoned New Yorkers. The text is informative and the photographs are inviting," ~New York Times

    "So many New Yorkers don't know about these uncommon places ... hidden gems right under our noses." ~WABC News

    "Beautiful and informative." ~Connecticut News

    "New York's Unique & Unexpected Places is a treasure trove of oft-overlooked delights." ~Indagare

    "Delightful book..." ~New York Times Book Review

    "No New Yorker should be without this lovely guide to forgotten and hidden places around the city. Compiled with loving authority by NY expert Judith Stonehill and her talented photographer daughter, this is a book that will not only grace the coffee table but will help fill many a Sunday with ideas for great excursions." ~Idlewild Books, New York
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