New York’s Historic Inns, Restaurants, and Taverns explores the history of over forty institutions throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley that are still in existence today. Travel to the tavern where George Washington hosted a farewell dinner for his officers at the close of the American Revolution. Eat steak at one of the city’s oldest steakhouses. Rest your head in one of the original houses built by Dutch colonists in the Hudson Valley. Part historical record and part travelogue, the book tells tales about the region’s most historical and storied establishments.
Laura Brienza began her writing career in Washington, DC when she was a student at Georgetown University. Her first book was Discovering Vintage Washington, DC (Globe Pequot). Her non-fiction has been seen in Flavor & The Menu, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and 20 Something Magazine. Her plays have been developed and produced at the Kennedy Center, Lark Play Development Center, FringeNYC, Capital Fringe, Luna Stage, Midtown Direct Rep, and Off The Wall Performing Arts Center. She also writes for film and TV. In her spare time, Laura enjoys racing triathlons. She lives in New York City.