The Encyclopedia of New York City

The Encyclopedia of New York City is a comprehensive reference book on New York City, New York. Historian and Columbia University professor Kenneth T. Jackson edited this work that combines informative and interesting information about New York City into one volume, first published in 1995 by the New-York Historical Society and Yale University Press and now available in its second edition, published in 2010.

The Encyclopedia of
New York City
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Hardcover, 2nd edition.
CountryUnited States
SubjectNew York City
PublisherYale University Press
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages1584 pp. (2nd edition)


The encyclopedia covers the arts, architecture, demographics, education, environment, government and politics, media, popular culture, science, and transportation. It contains over 4,300 entries, including 680 illustrations, photographs, maps, charts and tables that combine statistics and public records that are often difficult to access. Entries are written by experts in their respective fields and provide bibliographic references to more in-depth sources.

Second editionEdit

The updated Encyclopedia of New York City, Second Edition was released on December 1, 2010, by Yale University Press. It contains 1,584 pages, up from the first edition's 1,392 pages, and has over 800 new entries and 5,000 substantially updated entries.


The first edition sold more than 75,000 copies and was in the top-five best-sellers in the century-long history of Yale University Press. Among its honors are:

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