With the holidays rapidly approaching, we think it is safe to say that our Yorkville book is the perfect gift for the Upper East Sider in your life!
You must know by now that FRIENDS released Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville in November 2018.
Last year, FRIENDS took home a prestigious award from the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America. VSA bestows annual awards in recognition of "outstanding preservation and scholarly projects." We are very grateful for this recognition, but our Yorkville book is not just for scholars! In fact, it is the perfect holiday gift for the Upper East Sider in your life!
The book contains the richly illustrated story of the neighborhood's development and its immigrant roots, featuring breathtaking archival images and dazzling contemporary photographs specially commissioned for the project.
It describes the fascinating evolution of Yorkville in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a home to Czechoslovakian, German, Hungarian, Irish, and other immigrant groups. The lasting imprint of these groups is still visible in Yorkville's historic architecture, and the buildings where they lived, worked, and prayed, continue to define the neighborhood's unique character.