During the city's scrap metal drive, workers remove one of four 100-pound cornices on the roof of the Ansonia Hotel at Broadway and 73rd St. Thousands of pounds of metal would be gathered from the hotel roof's ornamentation.
Lorraine B. Diehl with a special introduction by New York Times "Streetscapes" columnist Christopher Gray
NEW YORK CITY During World War II
Over Here! is a wonderfully nostalgic and inspiring look at the center of the home front during World War II: New York City. From
the Ansonia's donation of their cornice to the metal scrap drive, to Rockefeller Center's Victory Gardens and carless streets, Over Here! captures the
excitement, trepidation, and bustle of our home city during
wartime. Filled with the reminiscences of ordinary and famous New
Yorkers, including Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters, and Angela
Lansbury, and rich in surprising detail-from Macy's blackout boutique
to Mickey Mouse gas masks for kids-this engaging look back is an
illuminating tour of New York on the front lines of the home front.
"I loved this book and all the great memories it captured." - Tom Brokaw
Lorraine B. Diehl is the author of The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station (1996); Subways: The Tracks That Built New York City (2004); and The Automat: The History, Recipes, and Allure of Horn & Hardart's Masterpiece (2002).
Slide Lecture and Book Signing:
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:00PM
College at CUNY
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