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Like many urban areas throughout the world, New York has experienced numerous transformations during its storied past, with certain elements of the built environment existing as mere palimpsests amidst more modern surroundings. Kevin Walsh, a lifelong New Yorker, has fashioned this fun and informative tribute to the various elements of the city's compelling past. The sections featured on the site pay homage to street scenes from the past, subways and trains (honing in on such elements as outdated signs and closed stations), cemeteries, and alleys. One rather notable section is called "You'd never believe you're in NYC," and offers profiles of the more pastoral parts of New York, such as Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and the Queens County Farm Museum, which is the last operating farm within the city limits. For people planning a visit to New York, there is also a section where visitors can learn about Walsh's highly interactive tours, which highlight some of New York's most unusual and overlooked locales.
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Alternate Title Forgotten New York
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Date of Scout Publication 2003-08-22
Archived Scout Publication URL http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2003/scout-030822-geninteres...

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