Then and Now - New York Then and Now® (2019)

By Marcia Reiss

Pairing classic archive photos with their modern viewpoint, New York Then and Now shows the dramatic changes that have transformed the city in 150 years.

The latest version of Pavilion Books’ top-selling North American title, New York Then and Now, has been revised and updated for 2019. Photographed by one of the city’s leading architectural photographers, Evan Joseph, the book shows the ever-changing nature of the city’s streetscapes.

Using vintage photos from the 19th century up until the 1950s, striking contrasts can be seen in the buildings and sidewalks of Wall Street, Greenwich Village, Union Square, Madison Square, Times Square, and the Upper East and West Sides. In addition to the archival and contemporary photos, the book is packed with historical information. Together, they tell fascinating stories about the buildings that have come, gone, or stayed in place, remarkably transformed or thankfully preserved.

Sites include: Ellis Island, Governors Island, Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, U.S. Custom House, Bowling Green, Federal Hall, Broad Street, Wall Street, Singer Building, World Trade Center, Woolworth Building, City Hall, Park Row, Brooklyn Bridge, Mulberry Street Market, Hudson River Piers, the High Line, Washington Square Arch, Cooper Union, Fifth Avenue, the Flatiron Building, Metropolitan Life Buiilding, Madison Avenue, Macy’s, Penn Station, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Radio City, Plaza Hotel, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Shea Stadium and much more.

Format: Hardcover (A Format)
Release Date: 15 Oct 2019
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781911624769

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.