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Intro To Brooklyn Heights… From The 1939 NYC ‘WPA Guide’

As part of a government-sponsored project to put the nation’s talented writers back to work during the Great Depression, the “WPA Guide to New York City” was published in 1939 by Federal Writers Project. The travel triptych was deemed by the New York Times as “one of the best books ever published about New York.” […]

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