Radical Walking Tours of New York City, Third Edition
TRAVEL / United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic
Aug 30, 2016
5.5 x 8.2 x 0.5 in
Seven Stories Press
- Author Bio
Too often, tours of New York City are paeans to power—extolling the fabled New York skyline and the robber barrons whose wealth built it up, praising the marvels of a city built largely on finance.
But New York has also, since its founding, been a city of struggle, a place where workers lived, created wealth, and spun out the rich cultural tapestry that has put the small island of Manhattan at the very center of the world’s imagination. It is a city of proletarian uprising, of abolitionist rebellion, of civil rights demonstrations, and radical futures.
This is Bruce Kayton’s New York, the town of Emma Goldman and Langston Hughes, of Margaret Sanger and John Reed, of demonstrations and shootouts, of community gardens and marches.
Now in an expanded third edition with a new Upper West Side tour featuring the Berrigans, Maxim Gorky, Lucien Carr and others, and updated sites reflecting recent anti-war and police-brutality protests, Occupy Wall Street and Zuccotti Park, and more, these thirteen walking tours, taking us from Battery Park to Harlem, from the Lower East Side to Central Park, offer a vital new perspective on the history of New York City and its place in the traditions of American radicalism.
UPDATED with a new Upper West Side tour—not Jerry Seinfeld’s UWS—and newly added sites and locations
Includes MAPS and KEY SITES like Zocalo Park, community gardens, the Weather Underground base, and much more.
INTRO by activist/musician PETE SEEGER
UNIQUE: There is simply no other book like it
HISTORICAL, PROGRESSIVE, and FITNESS-ORIENTED: The walking tours in this book can nourish body, conscience, and community, all at once.
PERFECT FOR NYC LOCAL INTEREST SHELVES: Offering a view of the city all too rarely seen, it’s a book that instructs natives and tourists alike in great places to visit in the city—and makes each one a learning opportunity.
Marketing: Author will create a mini-site for the book
Social media blitz
Publicity: Features in New York and travel publications and websites
Features in progressive/radical media
Inclusion in Summer Listings / Things To Do….
“[T]hose interested in the history of radicalism in the city will be rewarded by the depth of Kayton’s knowledge.”—New York Magazine