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WHEN BROOKLYN WAS QUEER: A HISTORY

Written by Ryan, Hugh
The never-before-told story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day.***An ALA GLBT Round Table Over the Rainbow 2019 Top Ten Selection******NAMED ONE OF THE BEST LGBTQ BOOKS OF 2019 by Harper's Bazaar***"A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture." --Kirkus Reviews, starred
June 2, 2020 | Paperback | St. Martin's Griffin | 320 Pages |
$17.99
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SEEING CENTRAL PARK: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE UPDATED AND EXPANDED

Written by Miller, Sara Cedar
An authoritative visual survey of New York City's Central Park, with new photography and updated text For more than 160 years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, with more than 42 million visits each year.
April 7, 2020 | Hardcover | ABRAMS |
$24.99
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DIRTY YEAR: SEX, SUFFRAGE, AND SCANDAL IN GILDED AGE NEW YORK

Written by Greer, Bill
As 1872 opened, the New York Times headlined four stories that symptomized the decay in public morals that the editors so frequently decried: financier Jim Fisk was gunned down in a love triangle; suffragist and free-love advocate Victoria Woodhull was running for president; anti-vice activist Anthony Comstock battled smut dealers poisoning children's minds; and abortionists were thriving.
April 7, 2020 | Hardcover | Chicago Review Press | 240 Pages |
$28.99
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ENGINEERING AMERICA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN A. ROEBLING

Written by Haw, Richard
John Roebling was one of the nineteenth century's most brilliant engineers, ingenious inventors, successful manufacturers, and fascinating personalities.
May 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 648 Pages |
$34.95
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YOU TALKIN' TO ME?: THE UNRULY HISTORY OF NEW YORK ENGLISH

Written by White, E J
From paddy wagon to rush hour, New York City has given us a number of our popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognizable dialect all its own. Often imitated and just as often ridiculed, New York English has its own identity, imbued with the rich cultural history of (as New Yorkers tell it) the greatest city in the world.
May 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 320 Pages |
$19.95
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ELLIS ISLAND: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY

Written by Szejnert, Malgorzata
A dramatic, multi-vocal account of the personal agonies and ecstasies that played out within the walls of Ellis Island, as told by Poland's greatest living journalist This is the people's history of Ellis Island--the people who passed through it, and the people who were turned away from it.
August 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Scribe Us | 400 Pages |
$28.00
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LEARNING FROM BRYANT PARK: REVITALIZING CITIES, TOWNS, AND PUBLIC SPACES

Written by Manshel, Andrew M
By the 1970s, 42nd Street in New York was widely perceived to be unsafe, a neighborhood thought to be populated largely by drug dealers, porn shops, and muggers. But in 1979, civic leaders developed a long-term vision for revitalizing one especially blighted block, Bryant Park.
April 17, 2020 | Hardcover | Rutgers University Press | 302 Pages |
$29.95
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BUILDING GREAT SCHOOLS FOR A GREAT CITY

The New York City School Construction Authority's (SCA) mission is to design and construct safe, attractive, and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the communities of the City's five boroughs.
November 26, 2019 | Hardcover | Oro Editions | 316 Pages |
$60.00
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ROOTED IN THE HOOD: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF NEW YORK CITY'S COMMUNITY GARDENS

Written by Angelidakis, Anna
Rooted in the Hood is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. The late '60s and '70s witnessed the devastation of New York City, with many buildings in low-income areas left unattended, burned, and reduced to rubble. Drug dealers, gangs, and junkies soon moved in making those neighborhoods unsafe to live.
May 26, 2020 | Hardcover | Oro Editions | 300 Pages |
$30.00
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HUDSON VALLEY: THE FIRST 250 MILLION YEARS: A MOSTLY CHRONOLOGICAL AND OCCASIONALLY PERSONAL HISTORY

Written by Levine, David
From the dinosaurs and the glaciers to the first native peoples and the first European settlers, from Dutch and English Colonial rule to the American Revolution, from the slave society to the Civil War, from the robber barons and bootleggers to the war heroes and the happy rise of craft beer pubs, the Hudson Valley has a deep history.
February 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Globe Pequot Press | 320 Pages |
$26.95

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