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AUDACITY OF A KISS: LOVE, ART, AND LIBERATION

Written by Cohen, Leslie
Rendered in bronze, covered in white lacquer, two women sit together on a park bench in Greenwich Village. One of the women touches the thigh of her partner as they gaze into each other's eyes. The two women are part of George Segal's iconic sculpture "Gay Liberation," but these powerful symbols were modeled on real people: Leslie Cohen and her partner (now wife) Beth Suskin.
September 17, 2021 | Hardcover | Rutgers University Press | 265 Pages |
$24.95
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BETWEEN THE LINES: STORIES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

Written by Beutter Cohen, Uli
From the acclaimed creator of Subway Book Review, Between the Lines gloriously takes to the underground and showcases in over 170 interviews what moves us forward--a thrilling ride as unexpected as New York City itself. "Subway Book Review has changed how we look at books." --Forbes
October 26, 2021 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 384 Pages |
$24.99
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POLICING THE BIG APPLE: THE STORY OF THE NYPD

Written by Stewart, Jules
As debates about defunding US police forces continue, this book offers an enlightening historical overview of one of the largest metropolitan contingents: the New York City Police Department. The NYPD is America's largest and most celebrated law enforcement agency.
October 15, 2021 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books |
$25.00
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SOFT CITY: SEX FOR BUSINESS AND PLEASURE IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Williams, Terry
There is no rawer human experience than sex, and in a city as diverse as New York, sexual experiences come in many forms. In the pre-Giuliani days, temptation flooded Times Square on theater marquees and neon signs. Behind unmarked doors downtown, more adventurous experiences awaited for those in the know.
April 5, 2022 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 304 Pages |
$30.00
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BEFORE CENTRAL PARK

Written by Miller, Sara Cedar
With more than eight hundred sprawling green acres in the middle of one of the world's densest cities, Central Park is an urban masterpiece. Designed in the middle of the nineteenth century by the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, it is a model for city parks worldwide.
March 8, 2022 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 504 Pages |
$30.00
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ORDINARY HEROES: A MEMOIR OF 9/11

Written by Pfeifer, Joseph
From the first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks, an intimate memoir and a tribute to those who died that others might live When Chief Joe Pfeifer led his firefighters to investigate an odor of gas in downtown Manhattan on the morning of 9/11, he had no idea that his life was about to change forever.
September 7, 2021 | Hardcover | Portfolio | 256 Pages |
$27.00
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ROGUES' GALLERY: THE BIRTH OF MODERN POLICING AND ORGANIZED CRIME IN GILDED AGE NEW YORK

Written by Oller, John
From the beginnings of big-city police work to the rise of the Mafia, Rogues' Gallery is a colorful and captivating history of crime and punishment in the bustling streets of Old New York.
September 21, 2021 | Hardcover | Dutton Books | 528 Pages |
$32.00
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PRINCE: ANDREW CUOMO, CORONAVIRUS, AND THE FALL OF NEW YORK

Written by Barkan, Ross
Governor Andrew Cuomo, scion of Mario Cuomo, is today as famous as his father, also a governor of New York state for three terms. Like Robert Moses, he is one of New York's great and infamous power brokers.
June 29, 2021 | PB | OR Books |
$17.00
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AND THE CATEGORY IS...: INSIDE NEW YORK'S VOGUE, HOUSE, AND BALLROOM COMMUNITY

Written by Tucker, Ricky
A love letter to the legendary Black and Latinx LGBTQ underground subculture, uncovering its abundant legacy and influence in popular culture. What is Ballroom? Not a song, a documentary, a catchphrase, a TV show, or an individual pop star. It is an underground subculture founded over a century ago by LGBTQ African American and Latino men and women of Harlem.
December 7, 2021 | Hardcover | Beacon Press | 248 Pages |
$27.95
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MADAM: THE BIOGRAPHY OF POLLY ADLER, ICON OF THE JAZZ AGE

Written by Applegate, Debby
Meet the real-life figure to rival the fictional Great Gatsby.
November 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Doubleday Books | 576 Pages |
$32.50

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