Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”-Groucho Marx

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we think it is safe to say that Groucho Marx would have loved receiving this beautiful new book about the Yorkville Neighborhood.
 
You probably already know that FRIENDS of the Upper East Side is currently waging an urgent fight to save the beloved Marx Brothers Playground in Yorkville.
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Here is your chance to support FRIENDS by purchasing this perfect holiday gift for your personal Groucho… or for anyone who loves the Upper East Side!
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Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville is 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.
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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, shopped, and prayed continue to define the neighborhood’s unique character.
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Regular Price: $30
Current FRIENDS Member Price: $20