“Lost Brooklyn” by Marcia Reiss. Published by Pavilion Books in 2014, this is a 2018 reprint; the book is a hard cover with a dust jacket measuring 10 x 11¼ inches. It is in very excellent condition, it looks close to brand new except for some rubbing along the bottom edge of the dust jacket. It also has a previous owner’s address label pasted on the top of the front free endpaper. I took pictures using different lighting effects to give you a good idea of what it looks like.
Brooklyn has had many faces over the course of its fascinating history. It has transformed from being a major center of industry in the 19th century to being the hippest and most populous of New York’s five boroughs today. Lost Brooklyn traces the cherished places that time, progress and fashion swept aside before concerned citizens or the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecker’s ball. Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, Lost Brooklyn features the much-loved buildings, industries and modes of transport that have been lost, replaced or transformed in the name of progress. Losses include: Brooklyn Naval Hospital, Brooklyn Shipping Piers, Brooklyn Sugar Refining Co., Brooklyn Velodrome, Coney Island Clubhouse, Dreamland, Ebbets Field, the Elevated Railway, Fulton Ferry, Fort Lafayette, Fox Theatre, Hotel St. George, Luna Park, Schaefer Brewery, Sheepshead Speedway, Steeplechase Park, Streetcars, and Williamsburg Plaza.
Marcia Reiss is the author of Central Park Then and Now (2010); New York Then and Now (2005); Manhattan in Photographs (2005); Architectural Details (2004); Architecture in Detail: New York (2003); Brooklyn Then and Now (2002); and a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods for the Brooklyn Historical Society. She was Policy Director of the Parks Council, now New Yorkers for Parks, and previously Public Affairs Director for the New York City Department of Ports and Trade. She also taught at Columbia University and Hunter College, and was a reporter for the Brooklyn Phoenix. She and her husband are former residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan and now live in upstate New York.
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