Photograph Courtesy of Suzi Siegel

In a city as big as New York, it’s easy to miss a lot of the little things. In her new book, TINY New York, Bronx native Suzi Siegel highlights some of the tiniest places and things in the Big Apple, from the smallest Yankee to the most miniature museum. Siegel notes that within these tiny places is where you find the real story of the city and in her book, she lets those stories be told by the New Yorkers who own and work inside of them. Siegel’s little book is packed with tiny treasures. Here is a list of 10 of our favorites:

1. Smallest Neighborhood: Ramblersville

Photograph Courtesy of Suzi Siegel

Measuring just a half square mile, Ramblersville in southwestern Queens is New York City’s smallest neighborhood. The town was a nineteenth century fishing village of fishermen’s shacks that eventually became a summer getaway spot, at one point gaining the nickname “Little Venice.” According to Catherine M. Doxsey, a long time resident who tells her story in Siegel’s book, the name Ramblersville comes from the fact that houses in the neighborhood all face different directions. Doxsey bought a house in the neighborhood in 1954 and has lived there ever since. Despite the negative view some outsiders have of the town and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, Doxsey has no plans to leave the resilient town that she has been so fond of over the past years.

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2 thoughts on “10 of the Smallest Things in NYC, from the New Book TINY New York

  1. Absolutely fascinating,I have been receiving your interesting emails for over a year and pass them on to friends that also enjoy tm.Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving All

    1. Thank you so much Jack!! We rely on fans like you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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