A new book by Ephemeral New York!

NY3dBookIntCoverAs longtime readers know, Ephemeral New York has been chronicling the city’s past since 2008.

I’ve enjoying researching and writing every post, and I’m so grateful for all the insightful comments and kind words from readers along the way.

On June 3, I’ll have something new to offer: a book. Titled New York City in the Gilded Age, it delves into one of the most dynamic periods in New York City history.

This is the era of gaslights, horse cars, and elevated railroads; of posh Fifth Avenue mansions and crowded tenements; of an explosion in population and industry as well as deep political corruption. It parallels our contemporary city, with its incredible growth amid a widening gap between the rich and poor.

 NY3DBoxNew York City in the Gilded Age features hundreds of exceptional, rarely seen photos and images from the archives of the wonderful New-York Historical Society. It’s packaged with 50 stereographs and a stereoscope viewer, providing a truly 3D look at the city in the late 19th century.

Over the next weeks, I’ll be featuring content and photos from New York City in the Gilded Age. I hope everyone enjoys this closer look at the people and events of this era.

Published by Black Dog & Leventhal in partnership with the New-York Historical Society, the book will be available at Barnes & Noble, the Strand, and many other stores on June 3 (and Amazon and Indiebound right now).

 Thank you again to everyone who has enjoyed Ephemeral New York over the years—it’s truly been a pleasure to produce this site.

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48 Responses to “A new book by Ephemeral New York!”

  1. justme3362 Says:

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to grabbing a copy!

  2. Robert S Johnson Says:

    That is wonderful!

  3. michael mckee Says:

    Amazing website first thing I look at in the mornings
    Thank You

    Sent from M Mckee iPhone


  4. Nascentday Says:

    Congratulations! I am so thrilled to have this new book in the world. I can’t wait to buy it and look forward to seeing it as a staple at the Tenement Museum!

  5. cattychick Says:

    What great news! It is so very appropriate that all of your hard work over the years be recorded in a book.

  6. Areta Cartwright Says:

    Terrific! Just as long as you keep posting Ephemeral!

  7. Annie Haddad Says:

    Congratulations!!! Looking forward to enjoying it!

  8. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you!

  9. Michael NYC Says:

    I’ve just put my order in. This book looks so cool.

  10. gimelgort Says:

    Excellent! Now I have a concrete way to thank you for all your work, and ,BONUS, I get even more of it! Kudos!!

  11. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you for your kind words!

  12. Ricky Says:

    What exciting news! I love reading your posts and I know I will love your book too. I can’t wait to get my copy. Congratulations.

  13. James R Says:

    Hi Esther, Congrats on your book being published. Love the website. Would you ever consider giving a walking tour for the Victorian Society New York? Cheers, James (info@vicsocny.org)

  14. Ruby Says:

    MAZEL tov! Gilded age New York is my favorite historical period, and I’m excited to read your book 🙂

  15. Matt Says:

    wow, this book looks so interesting — and really beautiful too. Very much looking forward to learning more about our city!

  16. carolegill Says:

    looks great, i was born in New York, but live in UK
    any possibility of it being on kindle and sold through Amazon UK?

  17. Ruth Hackett Says:

    Bravo for you, and for us, your audience! I look forward to your book and as a native not only, New Yorker, but Greenwich Villager, I send hearty congratulations!

  18. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you both! I will find out about availability on Amazon UK.

  19. Debbie Hoffman Says:

    how exciting! Can I buy it on Amazon?

  20. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Yes, there should be an Amazon link to it in the post. Thanks!

  21. Robert S Johnson Says:

    Reblogged this on The Quotidian Hudson and commented:
    Check out this excellent book on the Gilded Age of NYC from Ephemeral New York.

  22. Jeff Sypeck Says:

    Looks terrific! The stereoscope viewer is a cool touch. Will be pre-ordering a copy this week.

  23. John Says:

    I very much enjoy your blog! I’m sure the book will be great. One of the most interesting periods in NYC

  24. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you all! I’ll be posting small excerpts in the coming weeks.

  25. ronfwnc Says:

    Congratulations! Will definitely order it.

  26. Maggie's Farm Says:

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  27. Klaus-Peter Statz Says:

    Excellent – pre-ordered!

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  31. ronfwnc Says:

    Thought you should know that I ordered In “The Gilded Age” from Amazon over a week ago, and that I got a notice from them today that they would not be shipping the book for 1-2 months. So either the first printing is already sold out, or they’re playing games regarding availability. Still looking forward to reading it, eventually.

  32. Kathleen Brady Says:

    You deserve great success from this book. I wish you all the best. Amazon, not so much.

  33. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you! And thanks for letting me know about the Amazon troubles. I’ve heard this from other readers. I don’t know what’s up, but I’ll try to find out. I’m sorry about the difficulty.

    • Kathleen Brady Says:

      You probably know that the NY Times today has an editorial about it. I also wrote about it on my blog. You have no reason to apologize. We are all in the grip of an effective monopoly.

    • ronfwnc Says:

      Amazon sent yet another update; they now expect to ship the book on June 11. So it would appear that they are no longer holding it for ransom in their on-going dispute with the publishing industry.

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  38. Bookpod Says:

    I delete tons of email every morning — except for yours. I save each of your posts to look at when I have the time. Congratulations on the book. I’m looking forward to reading my very own copy.

  39. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you Bookpod! I always enjoy your thoughtful comments and insight too.

  40. Explaining Coney Island to the rest of the world | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] For more on Coney Island in the late 19th century, and all the other resorts and pleasure gardens where New Yorkers spent their leisure time, read New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age. […]

  41. A New Subscriber Says:

    Found this site by accident, looking for info about the cafes on Second Avenue (and a mention in World of Our Fathers). I’ll be ordering the book from Barnes and Noble today (a year late, but still). Thanks for this site. From a New Subsciber.

  42. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you New Subscriber, and welcome!

  43. tawpgk Says:

    Was this book ever released in hardcover?I thought it was on initial release, but I see no evidence of that now. Thanks.

    • tawpgk Says:

      I am not making the same mistake, I have preordered the new book already. Been reading Ephemeral for years and wanted to get it back then but somehow it got overlooked.

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