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NEIGHBORHOOD MANHATTAN FORGOT: AUDUBON PARK AND THE FAMILIES WHO SHAPED IT

Written by Spady, Matthew
Audubon Park's journey from farmland to cityscape The study of Audubon Park's origins, maturation, and disappearance is at root the study of a rural society evolving into an urban community, an examination of the relationship between people and the land they inhabit.
September 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 320 Pages |
$34.95
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GOD IN GOTHAM: THE MIRACLE OF RELIGION IN MODERN MANHATTAN

Written by Butler, Jon
A master historian traces the flourishing of organized religion in Manhattan between the 1880s and the 1960s, revealing how faith adapted and thrived in the supposed capital of American secularism. In Gilded Age Manhattan, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant leaders agonized over the fate of traditional religious practice amid chaotic and multiplying pluralism.
September 29, 2020 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 320 Pages |
$29.95
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ENCHANTED NEW YORK: A JOURNEY ALONG BROADWAY THROUGH MANHATTAN'S MAGICAL PAST

Written by Dann, Kevin
A fantastical field guide to the hidden history of New York's magical past Manhattan has a pervasive quality of glamour-a heightened sense of personality generated by a place whose cinematic, literary, and commercial celebrity lends an aura of the fantastic to even its most commonplace locales. Enchanted New York chronicles an alternate history of this magical isle.
October 27, 2020 | Paperback | New York University Press | 352 Pages |
$22.50
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ELAINE'S: THE RISE OF ONE OF NEW YORK'S MOST LEGENDARY RESTAURANTS FROM THOSE WHO WERE THERE (CRITICAL)

Written by Phillips Penn, Amy
A celebration of legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman and her renowned Manhattan creative melting pot. Have dinner and drinks with Woody Allen, David Black, China Girard​, and more . . . Elaine's was a world-famous New York restaurant that became home to writers and celebrities.
October 27, 2020 | Paperback | Skyhorse Publishing | 152 Pages |
$16.99
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEW YORK

Written by The Editors of New York Magazine
The must-have guide to pop culture, history, and world-changing ideas that started in New York City, from the magazine at the center of it all. Since its founding in 1624, New York City has been a place that creates things.
October 20, 2020 | Hardcover | Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster | 368 Pages |
$35.00
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MANHATTAN'S HOTEL DES ARTISTES: AMERICA'S PARIS ON WEST 67TH STREET

Written by Hudovernik, Robert
More than 600 archival color and black-and-white photos take readers inside the magnificent Hotel des Artistes on Manhattan's West Side. This is the well-researched, untold story of the artists, returning from stints in Paris in the early 1900s, who convinced Manhattan businessmen to invest in an arts colony on West 67th Street.
October 28, 2020 | Hardcover | Schiffer Publishing | 288 Pages |
$65.00
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LAST SLAVE SHIPS: NEW YORK AND THE END OF THE MIDDLE PASSAGE

Written by Harris, John
John Harris explores how New York City became one of the last major hubs of the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the 1850s and 1860s and how the U.S. government went from ignoring, and even abetting, this trade to helping to shut down it down in 1867.
November 24, 2020 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 312 Pages |
$30.00
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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
August 18, 2020 | Paperback | Princeton University Press |
$21.95
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NEW YORK STORIES: THE BEST OF THE CITY SECTION OF THE NEW YORK TIMES

"There are eight million stories in the Naked City." This famous line from the 1948 film The Naked City has become an emblem of New York City itself. One publication cultivating many of New York City's greatest stories is the City section in The New York Times.
May 1, 2005 | Paperback | New York University Press | 303 Pages |
$19.95
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WHEN BROOKLYN WAS QUEER: A HISTORY

Written by Ryan, Hugh
The never-before-told story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. ***An ALA GLBT Round Table Over the Rainbow 2019 Top Ten Selection***
June 23, 2020 | Paperback | St. Martin's Griffin | 320 Pages |
$17.99

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