Republished on its 70th anniversary, this authentic facsimile edition of 1943’s ‘Discover New York’ is a fascinating guided tour of the Golden Age of New York City. This was the Big Apple of service members' movie dreams, from glamorous, legendary nightclubs like The Stork Club and El Morocco to glitzy art deco penthouse apartments and shopping expeditions on pushcarts to Woolworth and Lord & Taylor. Each tour includes instructions on how to get around town, what sights to see and lists of places where service members would receive VIP treatment. Nostalgic advertisements bring each chapter alive with handsome artwork and lavish descriptions of the products (and prices!) of bygone days. This special publication is a warm salute to the men and women of the Greatest Generation and the city that embraced, thrilled and entertained them during World War II.
Excerpted from Discover New York, 1943 by Helen Worden. Copyright © 2013 by Helen Worden. Excerpted by permission of Old House, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.