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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Written by Dyja, Thomas
A lively, immersive history by an award-winning urbanist of New York City's transformation, and the lessons it offers for the city's future. Dangerous, filthy, and falling apart, garbage piled on its streets and entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble; New York's terrifying, if liberating, state of nature in 1978 also made it the capital of American culture.
March 15, 2022 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster |
$17.00
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BARBIZON: THE HOTEL THAT SET WOMEN FREE

Written by Bren, Paulina
From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the "captivating portrait" (The Wall Street Journal) 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.
March 15, 2022 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster | 336 Pages |
$17.00
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DEADLY DON: VITO GENOVESE, MAFIA BOSS

Written by DeStefano, Anthony M
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author Anthony M. DeStefano presents the definitive book on Vito Genovese, the namesake of a crime family which is still considered one of the most viable and dangerous in the U.S. today.
May 31, 2022 | Paperback | Citadel Press | 356 Pages |
$15.95
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AMERICA'S LAST GREAT NEWSPAPER WAR: THE DEATH OF PRINT IN A TWO-TABLOID TOWN

Written by Jaccarino, Mike
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE WEEK BY THE NEW YORK POST ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIOBOOK 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 s
February 1, 2022 | Paperback | Fordham University Press | 336 Pages |
$19.95
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CAPTIVES: HOW RIKERS ISLAND TOOK NEW YORK CITY HOSTAGE

Written by Shanahan, Jarrod
The definitive history of America's most notorious jail and the violent rise of New York City's law and order movement
May 17, 2022 | Hardcover | Verso | 448 Pages |
$24.95
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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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MANHATTAN PHOENIX: THE GREAT FIRE OF 1835 AND THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN NEW YORK

Written by Levy, Daniel S
In 1835, a merchant named Gabriel Disosway marveled at a great fire enveloping New York, commenting on how it spread more and more vividly from the fiery arena, rendering every object, far and wide, minutely discernible-the lower bay and its Islands, with the shores of Long Island and New Jersey.
February 3, 2022 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 336 Pages |
$34.95
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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
November 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster |
$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 26, 2021 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 272 Pages |
$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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