Listen, and you will hear it: the beat of New York City. It's everywhere you go! From the subways to the streets, from parks to bars, from churches to concert halls. Music in all its glorious forms, sometimes sublime and sometimes spectacular, is a vital part of city life and has been for centuries.
Whether a pair of dueling drummers on 42nd Street or break-dancers in Washington Square Park, a mural in the Village or a memorial to John Lennon—New Yorkers celebrate their musical heritage every day in so many ways. So many of the country’s best-known musicians have lived or played in New York over the years.
Come along on this visual journey through time and catch a glimpse at some of the people and places who have contributed to the Beat of New York.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Born and raised in Queens, Richard Panchyk attended prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. It was during an elective senior year class on New York City history that he first became fascinated with the story of the Big Apple. He published his first book at age 21, and since then has authored or edited 25 books. His New York City books include: German New York City, Catholic New York City, New York City Skyscrapers, and New York City History for Kids. He has also authored four books on Long Island's history, and four books on American history.
Publisher: America Through Time
Imprint: America Through Time
Series: America Through Time
Publication Date: 31st July 2023
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
HISTORY / United States / General