Naming Gotham: The Villains, Rogues & Heroes Behind New York's Place Names (Paperback)

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Naming Gotham: The Villains, Rogues & Heroes Behind New York's Place Names (Paperback)

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The Van Wyck, the Major Deegan, the Jackie Robinson, the Hutch, the Merritt, FDR Drive, or the Henry Hudson...you might drive them regularly, without really noticing that those road names are, well, names. But, who were these people?

New York City's many roads, bridges, neighborhoods and institutions bear the names of a colorful assortment of people from key periods in the city's history. Learning about the people iconic Gotham landmarks are named for is a unique window into the history of the greatest city in the world.

Author Rebecca Bratspies takes readers on a place-based, intimate, historical journey on a human scale.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467151405
ISBN-10: 1467151408
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English