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Author Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow, 1936-

Title Green metropolis : the extraordinary landscapes of New York City as nature, history, and design / Elizabeth Barlow Rogers ; foreword by Tony Hiss.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    508.7471 ROG    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 220 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
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Note "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index.
Summary "The woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in 1980 surveys in depth seven green landscapes in New York City, their history--both natural and human--and how they have been transformed over time. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers describes seven landscapes: greenbelt and nature refuge that runs along the spine of Staten Island on land once intended for a highway; Jamaica Bay, near JFK Airport, whose mosaic of fragile, endangered marshes has been preserved as a bird sanctuary; Inwood Hill, in upper Manhattan, whose forest once sheltered Native Americans and Revolutionary soldiers before it became a site for wealthy estates and subsequently a public park; the Central Park Ramble, a carefully designed artificial wilderness in the middle of the city; Roosevelt Island, formerly Welfare Island, in the East River, where urban planners built a traffic-free 'new town in town' in the 1970s and whose southern tip now boasts the Louis Kahn-designed memorial to FDR; Fresh Kills, the James Corner Field Operations-designed 2,200-acre park on Staten Island that is being created out of what was once the world's largest landfill; The High Line, in Manhattan's Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods, an aerial promenade built on an abandoned elevated rail spur"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Green Metropolis : Birth of a Landscape -- Green Woods : Staten Island Greenbelt -- Green Marshes : Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge -- Green Forest : Inwood Hill Park -- Green Miracle : Central Park Ramble -- Green Community : Roosevelt Island -- Green Garbage : Fresh Kills -- Green Promenade : The High Line.
Subject Natural areas -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Parks -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Landscapes -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Human ecology -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Natural history -- New York (State) -- New York.
Urban ecology (Biology) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
City planning -- Environmental aspects -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 9781101875537 (hardcover)
1101875534 (hardcover)

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