The Bronx - which includes thirty-six color photographs - provides visitors with informative chapters on more than twelve of the borough's extraordinary destinations as well as self-guided walking tours of some of the most ethnically, architecturally, and historically diverse neighborhoods. History buffs will find beautifully preserved eighteenth- and nineteenth-century homes, the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (which pays homage to many familiar faces in American history), and Woodlawn Cemetery (the final resting place for prominent Americans including Duke Ellington, Joseph Pulitzer, Gloria Vanderbilt Whitney, and Thomas Nast). In addition to the botanical garden, nature lovers can enjoy the beautiful Pelham Bay Park and Van Cortlandt Park. The Bronx also highlights the surprising number of art galleries, museums, and performance venues that visitors are sure to enjoy, further demonstrating the borough's cultural prominence.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Mr. Ultan, 77, born and raised in the Bronx, has served as the borough historian since 1996 and has become, to many, as synonymous with the Bronx as the landmarks and institutions that he knows by heart. A history professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, Mr. Ultan has made a second career of documenting the borough's often overlooked past. His vast knowledge of Bronx minutiae -- shared with irrepressible, often corny humor -- has earned him generations of fans.
--Winnie Hu "New York Times "
"Lloyd Ultan and Shelley Olson have put together an amazing and authoritative guide to the history and culture of our borough, one that's incredibly useful for natives and visitors alike. Be it a look at our history, our tremendous cultural institutions or examining our borough through guided walking tours, The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough is a tremendous resource for lovers of the northern borough, and something I'm proud to have on my own bookshelf!"--Ruben Diaz Jr. "Bronx Borough President "
"The parks, the Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, the shopping streets and boulevards, the architecture, the historic neighborhoods, the museums... This guide book sets the record straight with its beautifully detailed descriptions and history of the Bronx attractions. Lloyd Ultan and Shelley Olson wrote a beautiful book, giving the reader a much needed user friendly guide to the beautiful Bronx, our much overlooked borough."--Arlene Alda "author of Just Kids From the Bronx "
"You're preaching to the choir with this book. The Bronx is my home, and I love sharing its beauty. It holds a very special place in my heart. I'll love sharing this book. Rock on!"--Dion F. DiMucci "performer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee "
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