Notable New Yorkers of Manhattan's Upper West Side: Bloomingdale-Morningside Heights


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Fordham University Press
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8.0 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

Jim Mackin is a New York City historian and founder of WeekdayWalks, which provides tours of New York neighborhoods. Jim is co-leader of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group, and he is the recipient of the Mayor's Award for Volunteer Service and the Morningside Heights Historic District Committee Award for Contributions.


Jim Mackin's work will add an extra dimension to your enjoyment of this marvelous neighborhood. What fascinating people lived, wrought, wrote, schemed and sang behind those windows we pass every day!---Gilbert Tauber,
If you are in a hurry, don't take Jim Mackin on a walk through the Upper West Side. Every few steps he might stop and say, 'Let me tell you who lived here, ' or, 'You'll never guess who worked there.' You see, Mackin has uncovered the homes of every notable figure who has ever resided in the neighborhood--and they are many. But if, like me, you find such revelations delightful and addictive, Mackin--or at least his book--will make a perfect companion. His work is an exhaustive and ofttimes surprising 'Who's Who' of Upper West Siders who have shaped the worlds of art, culture, politics, and science. After reading his book I thought, 'Harlem and Greenwich Village boosters take note! The Upper West Side deserves a seat at the table.'---Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian, 2006 - 2019
Sometimes neighborhoods change and tell new tales. But the old stories, the lore, remain. Jim Mackin's Notable New Yorkers of Manhattan's Upper West Side collects nearly 600 of them. And they reveal an Upper West Side character that's lasted for century--intellectual, political, diverse.-- "Daily News"
The new book Notable New Yorkers of Manhattan's Upper West Side: Bloomingdale- Morningside Heights is a compilation of stories of nearly 600 former residents who once called Manhattan's Upper West Side home...Profiling a rare selection of diverse people who shaped the character of the area, Mackin introduces readers to its fascinating residents: some famous, such as George and Ira Gershwin and Thurgood Marshall, and some forgotten, such as Harriet Brooks, Augustus Meyers, and Elinor Smith.-- "New York Almanack"