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NEIGHBORHOODS OF BROOKLYN

Written by Jackson, Kenneth
Examines the past and present of Brooklyn's neighborhoods
November 24, 1998 | Hardcover | Other Distribution |
$35.00

SEX MONEY MURDER: A STORY OF CRACK, BLOOD, AND BETRAYAL

Written by Jonathan Green
A searing portrait of the crack epidemic and violent drug wars that once ravaged the Bronx.
April 4, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton | 432 Pages |
$27.95

NIGHT CLASS: A DOWNTOWN MEMOIR

The playground of the rich and the beautiful, downtown New York's nightlife spectacles and power of self-invention incubated pop icons from Andy Warhol to Lady Gaga. NYU sociologist Victor P. Corona sought a new education, where night classes held in galleries, nightclubs, bars, apartments, stoops, and all-night diners taught him about love, loss, and the living possibilities of identity.
July 1, 2017 | Paperback |
$16.00

CHIEF ENGINEER: WASHINGTON ROEBLING, THE MAN WHO BUILT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Written by Erica Wagner
His father conceived the Brooklyn Bridge, but after John Roebling's sudden death, Washington Roebling built what has become one of American's most iconic structures.
June 27, 2017 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury USA | 320 Pages |
$28.00

VANISHING NEW YORK: HOW A GREAT CITY LOST ITS SOUL

Written by Jeremiah Moss
"ESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI."--VANITY FAIRAn unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York.
July 25, 2017 | Hardcover | Dey Street Books | 352 Pages |
$28.99

BOSS OF THE GRIPS: THE LIFE OF JAMES H. WILLIAMS AND THE RED CAPS OF GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

Written by Washington, Eric K
A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal's Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads.
October 22, 2019 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 352 Pages |
$27.95

SEX MONEY MURDER: A STORY OF CRACK, BLOOD, AND BETRAYAL

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bronx had one of the highest per capita murder rates in the country. The use of crack cocaine surged, replacing heroin as the high of choice. Drug dealers claimed territory through intimidation and murder, and families found themselves fractured by crime and incarceration.
June 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$17.95

EVERYBODY'S DOIN' IT: SEX, MUSIC, AND DANCE IN NEW YORK, 1840-1917

Everybody's Doin' It follows the birth of popular music, including ragtime and jazz, to the convivial meeting places for sex, drink, music, and dance. Whether a single piano player or small band, live music was a nightly feature in New York's spirited basement bars, dance halls, and concert saloons. There men and women, often black and white, mingled freely--to the horror of the elite.
August 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$29.95

STONEWALL: THE DEFINITIVE STORY OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS UPRISING THAT CHANGED AMERICA

The definitive account of the Stonewall Riots, the first Gay Rights March, and the LGBTQ activists at the center of the movement.
June 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$18.00

NEW BROOKLYN: WHAT IT TAKES TO BRING A CITY BACK

Featured in The New York Times Book Review Only a few decades ago, the Brooklyn stereotype well known to Americans was typified by television programs such as "The Honeymooners" and "Welcome Back, Kotter"--comedies about working-class sensibilities, deprivation, and struggles.
April 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$17.95

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