Out From Midtown
A Historical Walking Guide to New York City
Step off the beaten path of Fifth Avenue and into the rich cultural history of New York City’s five boroughs.
Beyond the crowds and tourist traps of dazzling Midtown Manhattan are layers of history waiting to be discovered. Even for locals, who each day pass the shadows of New York’s immigrant beginnings, the city holds a secret history to be revealed — if only you know what to look for.
Out From Midtown transforms the city from a bustling metropolis to a virtual archaeological dig. Simple walking directions and transit tips guide the traveler through the most distinct and diverse points in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Learn to see New York three-dimensionally through the eyes of history, where architecture, grave sites, and street corners hold the clues to a fascinating past and the wonders of an adventurous present.