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New York Then and Now®

Mini Edition

Marcia Reiss



ISBN: 9781910904138

Price: £10.99

Publication date: 1 March 2016

ISBN: 9781911624745

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 11 June 2020

Series: Then and Now

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

The span of Then and Now match-ups from Pavilion Books is increased with this latest addition to their trademark series. The 96-page Mini Hardback New York Then and Now is an all-new publication which takes archive photos in vintage color and pairs them with the same view today.

While the flexiback Compact New York Then and Now is a shrunk-down version of the larger, best-selling, 144-page title, this book contains different color photos from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, matched up with a modern viewpoint.

The book helps dispel the myth that New York was filled up with yellow cabs in the 1950s, with vivid images in Kodakchrome, the Mini Hardback is the first of its kind and the most vibrant Then and Now yet to appear.

Sites include: The Guggenheim, Times Square, Manhattan from Governors Island, the Empire State Building, Central Park Children’s Zoo, New York Municipal Airport, Grand Central Station, Sugar Ray Robinson’s restaurant, Mayflower Doughnuts, Radio City and much more.


Marcia Reiss is the author of Central Park Then and Now (2010); New York Then and Now (2005); Manhattan in Photographs (2005); Architectural Details (2004); Architecture in Detail: New York (2003); Brooklyn Then and Now (2002); and a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods for the Brooklyn Historical Society. She was Policy Director of the Parks Council, now New Yorkers for Parks, and previously Public Affairs Director for the New York City Department of Ports and Trade. She also taught at Columbia University and Hunter College, and was a reporter for the Brooklyn Phoenix. She and her husband are former residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan and now live in upstate New York.