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The Night Tourist

by Katherine Marsh

The Night Tourist
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    Sep 2007, 240 pages
    Paperback:
    Sep 2008, 256 pages

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Katherine Marsh, who grew up in New York but now lives in Washington where she is the managing editor of The New Republic magazine, takes readers on a gorgeous tour of New York City with a particular emphasis on Grand Central Station - from its well known ceiling to lesser known features such as the whispering gallery and the secret passages below the station.

Key to the story is a copy of Viele's map of Manhattan. Col. Egbert L. Viele (1825-1902) published his "Topographical Atlas of the City of New York" in 1874 which shows the city's natural springs, marshes and meadowlands - a map still used by engineers and architects ...

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