Elliot Willensky was an architect, vice chairman of the New York
City Landmarks Preservation Commission, borough historian of
Brooklyn, and author of When Brooklyn Was the World: 1920-1957. He
died in 1990.
Norval White is an architect, educator, and author of The Architecture Book and New York: A Physical History. He lives in Connecticut and New York City.
"Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision."
-- "New York Magazine"
"An architect's romp though five boroughs."
-- "The Daily Record", New Jersey
"A book for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets."
-- "The Village Voice"
"Keen wit and perceptive observations."
-- The Book of the Month Club
"A definitive record of New York's architectural heritage . . . a witty and helpful pocketful which serves as arbiter of architects, baedeker for boulevardiers, catalog for the curious, primer for preservationists, [and] sourcebook to students. For all who seek to know of New York, it is here.
No home should be without a copy."
-- Municipal Art Society
"Smart, vivid, funny, and opionated."
-- "The New York Times"