Queens, New York, has a long and storied history.
From early Dutch settlements to British colonization to American independence, Queens only become a part of New York City at the end of the nineteenth century.
This book chronicles the rapidly changing and growing borough as it shed the last vestiges of its bucolic origins and became the bustling place it is today. Yet despite its growth, there are still traces of the Queens of old scattered throughout.
Take a visual journey through time with author and Queens native Richard Panchyk as he reveals striking then and now images of the city's largest borough.
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
STATE: New York
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)