Historic Tales of Long Island City (American Chronicles) (Paperback)
Legends of LIC
Long Island City may be one of New York's fastest growing neighborhoods, but it already has an incredible history within the Big Apple. DeWitt Clinton lived in a mansion off Newtown Creek and is credited with bringing the Inland Empire to the Empire City by spearheading the construction of the Erie canal, connecting America's heartland to New York's economic hub. William Steinway saw Astoria as the perfect blank canvas to build his groundbreaking Steinway Settlement, including a waterfront park, public bathhouse, housing, a family mansion and a new factory to build his world-renowned pianos. The neighborhood has been a center of innovation, with Chester Carlson's lab as the site of the first photocopy. And the Sony company launched dozens of pioneering transistor-based products from Sunnyside's Van Dam street.
Join the Greater Astoria Historical Society as they present historic tales from Long Island City.