The Joy of New York

A Travel Book

by Pere Ortís



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 342
ISBN : 9781480851818
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 342
ISBN : 9781480851825
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 342
ISBN : 9781480851832

About the Book

Amid its impressive skyscrapers and massive avenues, New York is a complex city that can be intimidating, even to its longtime residents. With that said, it is a city that begs to be explored.

Pere Ortis relies on experiences gathered from his thirty years living in New York to share a travel guide that includes entertaining personal stories and historical facts. Ortis leads visitors down a fascinating path where they learn about local landmarks like the Conference House on Staten Island that served as the stage for negotiations between the British and Americans after the Declaration of Independence in 1776; Saint Patrick’s Cathedral where more than two thousand parishioners can worship within walls that hold incredible history; and the Yorkville District where many still come to live in peace and prosper, just as the German immigrants once did. Included in his tour of the Big Apple is writings about the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown and Little Italy, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, and many other local attractions.

The Joy of New York is a colorful collection of travel stories that offers tourists an in-depth glimpse into the history and places that make the Big Apple one of the most interesting places to visit in the world.

About the Author

Pere Ortís was born in Bellpuig, Catalonia, and completed his studies at NYU. He has lived the majority of his life in New York City, but has also resided in Honduras. Ortis is the author of nineteen novels, plus three books of short stories, five of essays, mainly about Catalan nationalistic themes, three travel books, four books about the Catalan language, and several translations from Catalan into English, and from English into Catalan. He has also published essays in a couple of local magazines.