Why did an elephant cross the Brooklyn Bridge? Who stole the Star
of India? What was the greatest hoax ever to fool New Yorkers? Find
the answers to these questions and more in "It Happened in New
York. This collection takes you through the history of the Empire
State by presenting the stories behind thirty intriguing episodes
that took place there. You'll get inside information on such events
as the purchase of Manhattan for just under twenty-four dollars,
the falling of Niagara Falls, and a tightrope walk between the Twin
Towers. Authors Fran Capo and Frank Borzellieri write with a
comedic yet dramatic flair and an easy-to-read style that will
entertain readers as they learn more about the colorful, sometimes
wacky, history of New York.
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