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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 Beach Unmoored 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.
May 25, 2021 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 272 Pages |
$15.99
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GOODBYE TO ALL THAT (REVISED EDITION): WRITERS ON LOVING AND LEAVING NEW YORK

From Roxane Gay to Leslie Jamison, thirty brilliant writers share their timeless stories about the everlasting magic--and occasional misery--of living in the Big Apple, in a new edition of the classic anthology. In the revised edition of this classic collection, thirty writers share their own stories of loving and leaving New York, capturing the mesmerizing allure the city has always ha
April 6, 2021 | Paperback | Seal Press (CA) | 368 Pages |
$17.99
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FORTRESS IN BROOKLYN: RACE, REAL ESTATE, AND THE MAKING OF HASIDIC WILLIAMSBURG

Written by Casper, Michael
The epic story of Hasidic Williamsburg, from the decline of New York to the gentrification of Brooklyn Hasidic Williamsburg is famous as one of the most separatist, intensely religious, and politically savvy communities in the entire United States.
May 11, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 408 Pages |
$30.00
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AMERICAN HOTEL: THE WALDORF-ASTORIA AND THE MAKING OF A CENTURY

Written by Freeland, David
Completed in 1931, New York's Waldorf-Astoria towers over Park Avenue as an international landmark and a masterpiece of Art Deco architecture. A symbol of elegance and luxury, the hotel has hosted countless movie stars, business tycoons, and world leaders over the past ninety years.
May 14, 2021 | Hardcover | Rutgers University Press | 342 Pages |
$28.95
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BARBIZON: THE HOTEL THAT SET WOMEN FREE

Written by Bren, Paulina
From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the first history of New York's most famous residential hotel--The Barbizon--and the remarkable women who lived there. WELCOME TO NEW YORK'S LEGENDARY HOTEL FOR WOMEN Liberated from home and hearth by World War I, politically enfranchised and ready to work, women arrived to take their place in the dazzling new skyscrapers of Manha
March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster |
$27.00
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LAST CALL: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, LUST, AND MURDER IN QUEER NEW YORK

Written by Green, Elon
In this astonishing and powerful work of nonfiction, Green meticulously reports on a series of baffling and brutal crimes targeting gay men. It is an investigation filled with twists and turns, but this is much more than a compelling true crime story. Green has shed light on those whose lives for too long have been forgotten, and rescued an important part of American history.
March 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Celadon Books |
$27.00
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CONTEMPORARY GARDENS OF THE HAMPTONS: LAGUARDIA DESIGN GROUP 1990-2020

Written by Laguardia, Christopher
First monograph to present the work of Laguardia Design Group, a highly regarded landscape architecture firm specializing in contemporary residential design in the Hamptons. With offices in Water Mill, LaGuardia Design Group is immersed in the fragile landscape of the Hamptons, both its woods and meadows and the dramatic shoreline along the Atlantic.
April 6, 2021 | Hardcover | Monacelli Press | 240 Pages |
$50.00
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NAMES OF NEW YORK: DISCOVERING THE CITY'S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE THROUGH ITS PLACE-NAMES

Written by Jelly-Schapiro, Joshua
From the co-editor of the award-winning Nonstop Metropolis--a fascinating journey into the past, present, and future of New York City through its place-names and the stories they contain Drawing on his background in cultural geography, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro excavates the wealth of stories that are embedded in New York City's place-names and uses them to illum
April 13, 2021 | Hardcover | Pantheon Books |
$22.00
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ELLIS ISLAND

Written by Perec, Georges
Georges Perec, employing lyrical prose meditations, lists, and inventories, conjures up the sixteen million people who, between 1890 to 1954, arrived as foreigners and stayed on to become Americans.
February 9, 2021 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 64 Pages |
$11.95
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NEW YORKERS: A CITY AND ITS PEOPLE IN OUR TIME

Written by Taylor, Craig
In the first twenty years of the twenty-first century, New York City has been convulsed by terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, social injustice, and pandemic. New Yorkers weaves the voices of some of the city's best talkers into an indelible portrait of New York in our time--and a powerful hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people.
March 23, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 432 Pages |
$30.00

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