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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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NORTH BROTHER ISLAND: THE LAST UNKNOWN PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Sullivan, Robert
Few people today have ever heard of North Brother Island, though a hundred years ago it was place known to--and often feared by--nearly everyone in New York City.
May 1, 2014 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press |
$39.95
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MOST SPECTACULAR RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD: THE TWIN TOWERS, WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, AND THE REBIRTH OF NEW YORK

Written by Roston, Tom
The remarkable story of a restaurant on top of the world--built by a legend, destroyed in tragedy--and an era in New York City it helped to frame
September 10, 2019 | Hardcover | Abrams Press |
$28.00
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CRUISING THE DEAD RIVER: DAVID WOJNAROWICZ AND NEW YORK'S RUINED WATERFRONT

Written by Anderson, Fiona
In the 1970s, Manhattan's west side waterfront was a forgotten zone of abandoned warehouses and piers. Though many saw only blight, the derelict neighborhood was alive with queer people forging new intimacies through cruising. Alongside the piers' sexual and social worlds, artists produced work attesting to the radical transformations taking place in New York.
October 14, 2019 | Paperback | University of Chicago Press |
$32.50
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DRAMA IN TIME: THE NEW SCHOOL CENTURY

Written by Reed, John
Published to weave together the untold stories of The New School's legacy Illustrated with over 400 images from the School's archive A Drama in Time is an illustrative and beautifully designed mosaic narrative that weaves together the many histories of one of America's most progressive universities.
October 31, 2019 | Hardcover | Profile Books(GB) |
$50.00

BROOKLYN: THE ONCE AND FUTURE CITY

Written by Campanella, Thomas
An unprecedented history of Brooklyn, told through its places, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early seventeenth century to today
September 10, 2019 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$35.00

NEW YORK STORIES

F. Scott Fitzgerald characterized the sight of the New York City skyline as offering the "wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." This compilation of classic and contemporary short fiction recaptures the city's spirit of excitement and drama with stories inspired by life in the great metropolis.
October 20, 2016 | Paperback | Dover Publications | 224 Pages |
$11.95

FEAR CITY: NEW YORK'S FISCAL CRISIS AND THE RISE OF AUSTERITY POLITICS

Written by Phillips-Fein, Kim
PULITZER PRIZE FINALISTAn epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster--and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today
April 18, 2017 | Hardcover | Metropolitan Books | 416 Pages |
$32.00

VILLAGE: 400 YEARS OF BEATS AND BOHEMIANS, RADICALS AND ROGUES, A HISTORY OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

Written by Strausbaugh, John
Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood.
August 26, 2014 | Paperback | Ecco Press | 640 Pages |
$17.99
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HISTORY OF NEW YORK IN 27 BUILDINGS: THE 400-YEAR UNTOLD STORY OF AN AMERICAN METROPOLIS

Written by Roberts, Sam
From the urban affairs correspondent of the New York Times--the story of a city through twenty-seven structures that define it.
October 22, 2019 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury Publishing |
$28.00

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