Download e-book for kindle: A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.'s Hidden History by Jeanne Fogle

By Jeanne Fogle

ISBN-10: 1596296526

ISBN-13: 9781596296527

Get off the nationwide Mall and luxuriate in 9 jogging and riding excursions of Washington, D.C.'s old neighborhoods.
Discover the hidden historical past of the nation's capital with stories of political intrigue, scandal, romance and tragedy.
Experience the neglected architectural and cultural treasures in such neighborhoods as Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Mount Vernon Square.

Owner of A travel de strength Jeanne Fogle leads her readers throughout the hidden websites and background of Washington, D.C.'s neighborhoods. fascinating sketches via Edward Fogle and classic pictures accompany every one travel, casting a brand new mild at the urban. viewers and native alike could be shocked and overjoyed by way of the discoveries that may be made past the monuments.

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Most live in El Barrio, formerly known as Spanish Harlem. Professionals who fled Fidel Castro’s Cuba have moved out of the city itself but are still influential in Hispanic commerce and culture. Parts of Washington Heights have large Dominican and Colombian communities. The Irish The Irish, who first arrived in New York in the 1840s, had to overcome harsh odds. Starving and with barely a penny to their names, they labored hard to escape the slums of Five Points and Hell’s Kitchen, helping to build the modern city in the process.

Chinese New Year (late Jan/Feb), Chinatown (pp98–9). Dragons, fireworks, and food. Winter Antiques Show (Jan), Seventh Regiment Armory Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown (p189). NYC’s most prestigious antiques fair. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS February Black History Month. AfricanAmerican events take place throughout the city. Empire State Building RunUp (early Feb). Runners race to the 102nd floor (pp138–9). Presidents Day Holiday Sales (Feb 12–22) Big department stores sales throughout the city. Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (mid-Feb), Madison Square Garden (p137).

Where to see Turn-of-theCentury New York The Lower East Side Tenement Museum (see p99) has exhibits on tenement life. Tailor’s scissors Inside a Sweatshop Workers toiled long hours for low wages in the overcrowded sweatshops of the garment district. This view of Moe Levy’s shop was taken in 1912. Hip bath 1898 Five boroughs merge to form world’s second-largest city 1895 Olympia Theater is first to open in the Broadway area 1901 Macy’s opens Broadway department store 1895 1900 1896 First bagel served 1900 Mayor Robert Van in a Clinton Street bakery Wyck breaks ground for city’s first subway with silver shovel 1897 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel opens: the largest hotel in the world Streetcars on Broadway 1903 Lyceum Theater opens – oldest Broadway house still in use  THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY 31 Flatiron Building Overlooking Madison Square where Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street meet, the 21-story tower was one of the city’s first skyscrapers (1902).

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