Ny History

ON BICYCLES: A 200-YEAR HISTORY OF CYCLING IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Friss, Evan
Subways and yellow taxis may be the icons of New York transportation, but it is the bicycle that has the longest claim to New York's streets: two hundred years and counting. Never has it taken to the streets without controversy: 1819 was the year of the city's first bicycle and also its first bicycle ban.
May 7, 2019 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 256 Pages |
$30.00

CITY OF WORKERS, CITY OF STRUGGLE: HOW LABOR MOVEMENTS CHANGED NEW YORK

From the founding of New Amsterdam until today, working people have helped create and re-create the City of New York through their struggles. Starting with artisans and slaves in colonial New York and ranging all the way to twenty-first-century gig-economy workers, this book tells the story of New York's labor history anew.
April 30, 2019 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 248 Pages |
$40.00

PLAZA: THE SECRET LIFE OF AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS HOTEL

Written by Satow, Julie
Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row.
June 4, 2019 | Hardcover | Twelve | 384 Pages |
$28.00

GAY NEW YORK: GENDER, URBAN CULTURE, AND THE MAKING OF THE GAY MALE WORLD, 1890-1940

Written by Chauncey, George
The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating.
April 9, 2019 | Paperback | Basic Books | 512 Pages |
$22.99

BROOKLYN

Written by Whitman, Walt
In honor of the great American bard's bicentennial, a collection of his writing on his beloved Brooklyn. Walt Whitman lived and worked and matured as an artist and thinker in Brooklyn, NY. The bustling port, full of life and diversity, expanded his mind and excited his senses.
May 7, 2019 | Paperback | Melville House Publishing | 144 Pages |
$16.99

DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND: A CENTURY OF PLEASURE AND PROFIT IN TIMES SQUARE

Written by Traub, James
As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world.
December 21, 2004 | Paperback | Random House Trade | 336 Pages |
$14.95

AT BALTHAZAR: THE NEW YORK BRASSERIE AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD

Written by Nadelson, Reggie
Explore the iconic and beloved restaurant Balthazar in this "beautiful New York love story. Nobody could have written it better than Reggie Nadelson, who captures the tastes and smells, the glamour, nitty-gritty, and the theater of the restaurant and of the city itself" (Nigella Lawson, award-winning chef and author).
September 18, 2018 | Paperback | Gallery Books | 352 Pages |
$16.00

FIGHT THE POWER: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE LONG HISTORY OF POLICE BRUTALITY IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Taylor, Clarence
A story of resistance, power and politics as revealed through New York City's complex history of police brutality The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was the catalyst for a national conversation about race, policing, and injustice.
December 20, 2018 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 336 Pages |
$35.00

AT THE STRANGERS' GATE

Written by Gopnik, Adam
From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, first arrived in 1980, New York City was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious.
July 31, 2018 | Paperback | Vintage | 272 Pages |
$16.00

INCENDIARY: THE PSYCHIATRIST, THE MAD BOMBER, AND THE INVENTION OF CRIMINAL PROFILING

Written by Cannell, Michael
Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. In Incendiary, Michael Cannell recounts the thrilling race to catch him that would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling.
August 21, 2018 | Paperback | Minotaur Books | 320 Pages |
$17.99

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