"The recognition of Queens neighborhoods, incidentally, is one of the notable changes in the fourth edition of the Guide to New York City Landmarks….the new edition treats Queens as it should, just like the rest of the city. Graphically, this is a small change, but it is these and other enhancements to this frequently updated guide that make it worthwhile." ( The Architect′s Newspaper , June 3, 2009)
From the Back Cover
"New York′s lifeblood is its landmarksits historic neighborhoods, its incomparable buildings, its distinctive streets. This book will guide you through the extraordinary places that make New York New York." Paul Goldberger Architecture critic, The New Yorker The official guide to New York City′s landmarks In this thoroughly updated and revised edition of the Guide to New York City Landmarks, you will find every designated landmark and historic district in all five boroughs. The perfect companion for a walking tour, this handy guidebook makes it easy to organize an itinerary and find your way through the city. This revised edition features: More than 1,180 landmarked buildings, including 110 interior landmarks More than 90 landmarks designated since the book′s third edition In–depth coverage of 90 historic districts, with expanded building entries and 12 new historic districts Fascinating local history and rich details that focus on remarkable buildings Architectural, cultural, and historical information about each landmark More than 75 two–color maps and more than 200 photographs Complete with a new Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Guide to New York City Landmarks, Fourth Edition is the best way to acquaint yourself with the rich architectural history and beauty of the world′s greatest city. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the public agency responsible for identifying and designating local landmarks and historic districts, as well as regulating changes to designated buildings. Established in 1965 in response to the demolition of the original Penn Station, the Commission is comprised of eleven members appointed by the mayor and supported by a professional staff.