Posts Tagged ‘New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age’

Come to Ephemeral New York’s book launch!

June 12, 2014

NY3dBookIntCover-1Please join me in celebrating the release of New York in 3D in the Gilded Age, a look at the city in the era of gaslights, elevated railroads, and the solidifying of the modern five-borough metropolis.

It’s a reading/meet and greet for anyone interested in the city’s past, books, or both—open to the public and hosted by the wonderful Museum at Eldridge Street.

Date: Wednesday June 18, 6-8 pm

Location: The Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street between Division and Canal Streets (hit the link for directions)

RSVP required: contact@eldridgestreet.org

Free and open to all. Refreshments served—hope to see you there!

A new book by Ephemeral New York!

May 12, 2014

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.