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OBJECTS OF LOVE AND REGRET: A BROOKLYN STORY

Written by Rabinowitz, Richard
An award-winning historian and museum curator tells the story of his Jewish immigrant family by lovingly reconstructing its dramatic encounters with the memory-filled objects of ordinary life. At a pushcart stall in East New York, Brooklyn, in the spring of 1934, eighteen-year-old Sarah Schwartz bought her mother, Shenka, a green, wooden-handled bottle opener.
September 27, 2022 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 352 Pages |
$29.95
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GROWING UP UNDERGROUND: A MEMOIR OF COUNTERCULTURE NEW YORK

Written by Heller, Steven
An entertaining coming-of-age memoir from Steven Heller, award-winning designer, writer, and former senior art director at the New York Times.
October 4, 2022 | Paperback | Princeton Architectural Press |
$27.50
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HEREAFTER: THE TELLING LIFE OF ELLEN O'HARA

Written by Groarke, Vona
A lyrical portrait of a young Irish woman reinventing herself at the turn of the twentieth century in America Ellen O'Hara was a young immigrant from Ireland at the end of the nineteenth century who, with courage and resilience, made a life for herself in New York while financially supporting those at home.
November 15, 2022 | Hardcover | New York University Press |
$22.95
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FULTON FISH MARKET: A HISTORY

Written by Rees, Jonathan
This book is a lively and comprehensive history of the Fulton Fish Market, from its founding in 1822 through its move to the Bronx in 2005. Jonathan H. Rees explores the market’s workings and significance, tracing the transportation, retailing, and consumption of fish.The Fulton Fish Market stands out as an iconic New York institution. At first a neighborhood retail market for many different kinds of food, it became the nation's largest fish and seafood wholesaling center by the late nineteenth century. Waves of immigrants worked at the Fulton Fish Market and then introduced the rest of the city to their seafood traditions.
November 1, 2022 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press |
$30.00
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GIULIANI: THE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF AMERICA'S MAYOR

Written by Kirtzman, Andrew
What happened to Rudy Giuliani? That is the question millions of Americans have asked about this once-beloved leader. Andrew Kirtzman, who has been following Giuliani since the 1990s, answers that question in this fascinating biography. Giuliani was hailed after 9/11 as "America's Mayor," a singular figure who at the time was more widely admired than the pope.
September 13, 2022 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster |
$30.00
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FERAL CITY: ON FINDING LIBERATION IN LOCKDOWN NEW YORK

Written by Moss, Jeremiah
The pandemic lockdown of 2020 launched an unprecedented urban experiment. Traffic disappeared from the streets. Times Square fell silent. And half a million residents fled the most crowded city in America.
October 4, 2022 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$27.95
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GREAT NEW YORK FIRE OF 1776: A LOST STORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Written by Carp, Benjamin L
Who set the mysterious fire that burned down much of New York City shortly after the British took the city during the Revolutionary War? New York City, the strategic center of the Revolutionary War, was the most important place in North America in 1776. That summer, an unruly rebel army under George Washington repeatedly threatened to burn the city rather than let the British take it.
January 31, 2023 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$30.00
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ANTIQUITY IN GOTHAM: THE ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE OF NEW YORK CITY

Written by Macaulay-Lewis, Elizabeth
The first detailed study of "Neo-Antique" architecture applies an archaeological lens to the study of New York City's structures Since the city's inception, New Yorkers have deliberately and purposefully engaged with ancient architecture to design and erect many of its most iconic buildings and monuments, including Grand Central Terminal and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch i
September 20, 2022 | Paperback | Fordham University Press |
$22.95
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BOY WITH THE BULLHORN: A MEMOIR AND HISTORY OF ACT UP NEW YORK

Written by Goldberg, Ron
A coming-of-age memoir of life on the front lines of the AIDS crisis with ACT UP New York. From the moment Ron Goldberg stumbled into his first ACT UP meeting in June 1987, the AIDS activist organization became his life. For the next eight years, he chaired committees, planned protests, led teach-ins, and facilitated their Monday night meetings.
September 6, 2022 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press |
$36.95
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HEAVEN ON THE HUDSON: MANSIONS, MONUMENTS, AND MARVELS OF RIVERSIDE PARK

Written by Azzarone, Stephanie
A colorful tale of a singular New York City neighborhood and the personalities who make it special To outsiders or East Siders, Riverside Park and Riverside Drive may not have the star status of Fifth Avenue or Central Park West. But at the city's westernmost edge, there is a quiet and beauty like nowhere else in all of New York.
September 27, 2022 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press |
$39.95

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