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Reminiscing that warms you! Like two good friends spending an afternoon together; guaranteed to part with a smile written upon your heart.

I really like the front cover of this book. It's eye-catching, appealing, and makes you want to read it. The front cover art makes this book a definite stand-out!

This book is long but highly informative. You'll want to pull up a chair and sit for a while. That being said, it's also a book you can easily read and then leave; but, you will want to finish.

It's not brilliant; and, yet the research it took in order to find all of the historical back-story of New York (a city that began as New Amsterdam) just might be!

I highly recommend this book to anyone traveling to N.Y.C. as a tourist. Who doesn't want an insider's look into where to go? Plus, for those born and bred New Yorkers, or those who have assimilated and been there for years, why not learn about the history of the place you call home?

I've rated this book as a 3 out of 5 stars. Why? The cohesion could've been better in regards to the relation of chapters. There are a few editing bobbles that are hard to overlook; such as, one complete paragraph found in two separate chapters that reads verbatim in each. Does the paragraph in question fit within the subject matter inside of each chapter? Absolutely! However, if you're going to repeat yourself then you should at least vary up the ways in which the words are presented. Same meaning, different words, would've been preferred.

The above being said, a 3 stars from me means this book was a good read. Nothing earth-shattering but filled with lines of information worth remembering.

For instance, did you know there are quiet corners within N.Y.C. to be found? (City quiet, not to be confused with country quiet.) You'll have to read the book to find 5 places the author recommends where you can "be still and know" (Psalm 46:10).

An in-depth look at what makes New York City, New York. Going into a detail and depth you may not have realized you were signing up for on the outset; but, in many ways, it's fascinating.

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About the author

Clifford Browder is a writer living in New York. His blog, No Place for Normal: New York, is about his crazy, wild, exciting city.  He has never owned a television, a car, or a cell phone,  Mostly vegan, he eats garlic to fend off vampires.  (So far, it seems to be working.) view profile

Published on January 19, 2020

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