Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs (Paperback)

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A guide to the forgotten waterways hidden throughout the five boroughs


Beneath the asphalt streets of Manhattan, creeks and streams once flowed freely. The remnants of these once-pristine waterways are all over the Big Apple, hidden in plain sight. Hidden Waters of New York City offers a glimpse at the big city’s forgotten past and ever-changing present, including:

  • Minetta Brook, which ran through today's Greenwich Village

  • Collect Pond in the Financial District, the city's first water source

  • Newtown Creek, separating Brooklyn and Queens

  • Bronx River, still a hotspot for urban canoeing and hiking




Filled with eye-opening historical anecdotes and walking tours of all five boroughs, this is a side of New York City you’ve never seen.

About the Author


Sergey Kadinsky is a staffer for the New York City Parks Department and an adjunct professor of history at Touro College. He is a contributor to the local history website Forgotten-NY.com and an experienced tour guide. He lives in Queens with his wife and daughter.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781581573558
ISBN-10: 1581573553
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2016
Pages: 354
Language: English