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ROCKAWAY: SURFING HEADLONG INTO A NEW LIFE

Written by Cardwell, Diane
The inspirational story of one woman learning to surf and creating a new life in gritty, eccentric Rockaway BeachUnmoored by a failed marriage and disconnected from her high-octane life in the city, Diane Cardwell finds herself staring at a small group of surfers coasting through mellow waves toward shore--and senses something shift.
June 2, 2020 | Hardcover | Houghton Mifflin | 272 Pages |
$26.00
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LAST SUBWAY: THE LONG WAIT FOR THE NEXT TRAIN IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Plotch, Philip Mark
Last Subway is the fascinating and dramatic story behind New York City's struggle to build a new subway line under Second Avenue and improve transit services all across the city.
March 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Three Hills |
$29.95
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ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY LIVES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF WORKING PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Bernstein, Rachel
Brings to life the breathtaking and often heartbreaking stories of the workers who built New York City in the Twentieth Century Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives tells the stories of the men and women who built the City--of towering structures and the beam walkers who assembled them; of immigrant youths in factories and women in sweatshops; of longshoremen and typewriter gi
May 1, 2020 | Paperback | New York University Press | 240 Pages |
$25.00
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HOUSE ON HENRY STREET: THE ENDURING LIFE OF A LOWER EAST SIDE SETTLEMENT

Written by Snyder-Grenier, Ellen
Chronicles the sweeping history of the storied Henry Street Settlement and its enduring vision of a more just society On a cold March day in 1893, 26-year-old nurse Lillian Wald rushed through the poverty-stricken streets of New York's Lower East Side to a squalid bedroom where a young mother lay dying--abandoned by her doctor because she could not pay his fee.
June 16, 2020 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 256 Pages |
$27.95
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JEWISH NEW YORK: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A CITY AND A PEOPLE

Written by Soyer, Daniel
The definitive history of Jews in New York and how they transformed the city Jewish New York reveals the multifaceted world of one of the city's most important ethnic and religious groups. Jewish immigrants changed New York. They built its clothing industry and constructed huge swaths of apartment buildings.
April 1, 2020 | Paperback | New York University Press | 512 Pages |
$18.95
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JACOBS BEACH: THE MOB, THE GARDEN AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF BOXING: THE MOB, THE GARDEN AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF BOXING

Written by Mitchell, Kevin
"Brings to life the fight world of that era. Mr. Mitchell's account is full of memorably drawn scenes, and the stories we haven't heard before make Jacobs Beach a cigar-chomping read."--Wall Street Journal
October 15, 2019 | Paperback | Hamilcar Publications |
$17.95
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AMERICA'S LAST GREAT NEWSPAPER WAR: THE DEATH OF PRINT IN A TWO-TABLOID TOWN

Written by Jaccarino, Mike
A from-the-trenches view of New York Daily News and New York Post runners and photographers as they stop at nothing to break the story and squash their tabloid arch rivals. When author Mike Jaccarino was offered a job at the Daily News in 2006, he was asked a single question: "Kid, what are you going to do to help us beat the Post?" That was the year thing
March 3, 2020 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 336 Pages |
$29.95
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MURDER IN THE GARMENT DISTRICT: THE GRIP OF ORGANIZED CRIME AND THE DECLINE OF LABOR IN THE UNITED STATES

Written by Rios, Catherine
The thrilling and true account of racketeering and union corruption in mid-century New York, when unions and the mob were locked in a power struggle that reverberates to this day In 1949, in New York City's crowded Garment District, a union organizer named William Lurye was stabbed to death by a mob assassin.
May 5, 2020 | Hardcover | New Press | 288 Pages |
$26.99
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BROADWAY: A HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY IN THIRTEEN MILES

Written by Leadon, Fran
Today, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. From Bowling Green all the way to Marble Hill, Fran Leadon takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan.
April 21, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 528 Pages |
$18.95
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FALL OF A GREAT AMERICAN CITY: NEW YORK AND THE URBAN CRISIS OF AFFLUENCE

Written by Baker, Kevin
The Fall of a Great American City is the story of what is happening today in New York City and in many other cities across America. It is about how the crisis of affluence is now driving out everything we love most about cities: small shops, decent restaurants, public space, street life, affordable apartments, responsive government, beauty, idiosyncrasy, each other.
October 8, 2019 | Hardcover | City Point Press |
$19.99

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