Can one object define New York City? Can 101? New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts has assembled a kaleidoscopic array of possibilities in his book, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Featuring objects from the New-York Historical Society collection, this book accompanied the exhibition A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects . By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in the city's history.
Sam Roberts' book illuminates the vibrant story of America's great metropolis in luscious, full color. Unique, sometimes whimsical, always important, A History of New York in 101 Objects is a beautiful chronicle of the remarkable history of the Big Apple that will enrich your mind and rekindle memories.