Hidden Waters of New York City

A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs

Sergey Kadinsky (Author)

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A guide to the forgotten waterways hidden throughout the five boroughs

Beneath the asphalt streets of Manhattan, creeks and streams once flowed freely. The remnants of these once-pristine waterways are all over the Big Apple, hidden in plain sight. Hidden Waters of New York City offers a glimpse at the big city’s forgotten past and ever-changing present, including:

  • Minetta Brook, which ran through today's Greenwich Village
  • Collect Pond in the Financial District, the city's first water source
  • Newtown Creek, separating Brooklyn and Queens
  • Bronx River, still a hotspot for urban canoeing and hiking

Filled with eye-opening historical anecdotes and walking tours of all five boroughs, this is a side of New York City you’ve never seen.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-58157-355-8
  • 6 × 9 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide