Undercover New York

Christopher Winn, the author of the "I Never Knew That About..." series has released a Manhattan walking guide full of informative tid-bits behind some of New York's most famous (and not so famous) places. For example: 

  • "Statue of Liberty" is only a nickname. It's real name is “Liberty Enlightening the World.” 
  • The Paramount Building in Times Square stands on the site where George Washington met the commander of the New York troops, General Israel Putnam, at the onset of the revolutionary war in 1776. 
  • Columbus Circle is the point from which all official distances to and from New York are measured.

Published by Plume, "I Never Knew that About New York" is divided geographically by neighborhood and shares a remarkable collection of little-known facts from every corner of the city. The book is fully illustrated with beautiful original black and white drawings, perfect to accompany a stroll around the city that never sleeps.