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NEW YORK PANORAMA: ESSAYS FROM THE 1930S

Written by Federal Writers' Project
"The most original and admirable volume in the WPA America Guide Series." --The New Yorker
April 18, 2018 | Paperback | Dover Publications | 608 Pages |
$19.95

MAN-WITH VARIATIONS: INTERVIEWS WITH FRANZ BOAS AND COLLEAGUES, 1937

Written by Mitchell, Joseph
"The most interesting human beings, so far as talk is concerned, are anthropologists, farmers, prostitutes, psychiatrists, and the occasional bartender." So wrote Joseph Mitchell, the legendary New Yorker journalist and chronicler of the full spectrum of humanity in New York City from the 1930s to the '60s, when his last columns were published.
February 15, 2017 | Paperback | Prickly Paradigm Press | 75 Pages |
$12.95

GILDED AGE IN NEW YORK, 1870-1910

Written by Crain, Esther
The drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City's transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover. In forty short years, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, subways, streetlights, and Central Park, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once-distant boroughs.
September 27, 2016 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 304 Pages |
$35.00

UNDISCLOSED FILES OF THE POLICE: CASES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE NYPD FROM 1831 TO THE PRESENT

Written by Mladinich, Robert
More than 175 years of true crimes culled from the city's police blotter, told through startling, rarely seen images and insightful text by two NYPD officers and a NYC crime reporter.
September 27, 2016 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 320 Pages |
$40.00

JEWS OF HARLEM: THE RISE, DECLINE, AND REVIVAL OF A JEWISH COMMUNITY

Written by Gurock, Jeffrey S
The complete story of Jewish Harlem and its significance in American Jewish history New York Times columnist David W. Dunlap wrote a decade ago that "on the map of the Jewish Diaspora, Harlem Is Atlantis. . . . A vibrant hub of industry, artistry and wealth is all but forgotten.
October 25, 2016 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 320 Pages |
$35.00

SEEKING NEW YORK: THE STORIES BEHIND THE HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF MANHATTAN--ONE BUILDING AT A TIME

Written by Miller, Tom
Beautifully illustrated with line drawings and photographs, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, this charming guide traces the architectural and social history of Manhattan one building at a time. The island of Manhattan has been through remarkable architectural and social change throughout its history.
March 10, 2015 | Paperback | Universe Publishing(NY) | 256 Pages |
$19.95

SANTA CLAUS MAN: THE RISE AND FALL OF A JAZZ AGE CON MAN AND THE INVENTION OF CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK

Written by Palmer, Alex
Before the charismatic John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the U.S. Post Office. Gluck saw an opportunity, and created the Santa Claus Association. The effort delighted the public, and for 15 years money and gifts flowed to the only group authorized to answer Santa s mail.
October 3, 2016 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 320 Pages |
$18.95

HEROES OF NEW YORK HARBOR: TALES FROM THE CITY S PORT

Written by Betancourt, Marian
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October 1, 2016 | Paperback | Globe Pequot Press | 200 Pages |
$18.95

DEVELOPING: MY LIFE

Written by Zeckendorf Jr, William
- Wide-ranging, captivating, and deeply introspective, the memoir of William Zeckendorf Jr.
October 25, 2016 | Hardcover | Andrea Monfried Editions LLC | 296 Pages |
$35.00

MAPPING NEW YORK

Written by Robbins, Seth
Following on from the success of Mapping London, Mapping New York is a richly illustrated survey of the urban and social history of New York City. From early woodblock engravings to the latest satellite images available of Manhattan, these maps show the intricate story of the development of one of the world's most populous cities.
December 24, 2019 | Paperback | Black Dog Press | 272 Pages |
$29.95

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