New York The Pegleg
Timothy Speed Levitch

In 1647 A.D, a particular pegleg, a prosthesis with mystical powers, appeared on Manhattan Island. In that year, Peter Stuyvesant, stepped ashore and planted his wooden leg, which was covered with bands of silver, firmly on this soil. After Stuyvesant’s death, the magical limb lay hidden with him in his family’s crypt in the east village, but right before the crypt was permanently sealed, the peg leg vanished and has been missing ever since. Shlep Wallace has accidentally found a secret, lost notebook of the renowned scientist, Nikola Tesla, that could be of vital importance to locate the legendary pegleg. But he needs your help to find it.


  • year 2011
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  • pp. 140
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  • $ 21.95

Forty stories about forty fascinating places in Manhattan: the legendary Electric Lady Studios, the lucky subway grate that has seen Marilyn so closely, the New Bohemians’ revolution, the secret story behind Macy’s, Houdini’s swimming pool experiment, incredible breaking news from Orson Welles… and much more!  Available in American bookstores and online shops from September 13, 2011.

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Timothy Speed Levitch

descends from im- migrants who passed through Ellis Island at the turn-of-the-century. A writer, tour guide and actor, Levitch has performed in films such as The Cruise and Waking Life. His short film entitled Live From Shiva’s Dance Floor won a special jury prize at the Tribe- ca Film Festival. His walking tour of Wall Street was published in The Outlaw Bible of American Essays and several of his walking tours of New York neighborhoods are col- lected in the book, Speedology. Levitch has also designed tours in San Francisco, Chi- cago and Kansas City.

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