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Professor Lisa Keller is Executive Editor of Encyclopedia of New York City

Date Released: 11/30/2010

With 5,000 revisions and 800 new entries, The Encyclopedia of New York City birms with data about the titans and scoundrels who built and passed through America's premier city. Click for details.

It’s been 15 years since the first edition of this best selling volume appeared.  The Big Apple has changed in many ways. The World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman named Bloomberg has become the first three-term mayor in 70 years, Chelsea Piers, the High Line, and Dumbo are now familiar terms, and Williamsburg, the South Bronx, and the lower East Side have been transformed into hot spots. The result, is the second edition of The  Encyclopedia of New York published by Yale University Press and edited by historian Kenneth T. Jackson of Columbia University with Professor Lisa Keller of Purchase College serving as Executive Editor.


The new edition helps complete the story of New York and has expanded its coverage to appeal to even more people everywhere who love the city and are intrigued by its history.  From Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11, 2001, to Yankee Stadium, new material spans subjects such as architecture, politics, business, sports, and the arts. In addition, all previous entries have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades as well as to include more in depth coverage of subject areas previously underserved.  The Encyclopedia is considered the one-stop guide to all things New York City.