Manhattan is full of secrets – subjects ignored by guidebooks and overlooked by passersby. In Manhattan’s Little Secrets, John Tauranac “Sherlocks” these elusive and interesting sights throughout Manhattan, from the southern tip of the island to the northern heights. More than 120 subjects are included in the book, accompanied by photography by Kathryn Gerhardt as well as two maps. Join us for a discussion of this new book which is sure to provide something new for even serious students of the city.
John Tauranac writes on New York’s architectural history, teaches and lectures, and gives tours of the city. He is also a mapmaker. In 1997, he was the guest curator of A Dream Well Planned: The Empire State Building at the Museum of the City of New York. His books include New York from the Air, Elegant New York, Essential New York, and Seeing New York. A frequent contributor to New York newspapers and magazines,Tauranac is an adjunct associate professor at NYU s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.