Ny History

HOUSE IN THE HEIGHTS

Written by Capote, Truman
The tranquil life he led in the quiet enclave of Brooklyn Heights stood in sharp contrast to the glittering scene he adored on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, but for a few years in the 1950's and '60's, Truman Capote happily made his home in a yellow brick house on Willow Street.
February 1, 2002 | Hardcover | Little Bookroom |
$16.95

PATIENCE AND FORTITUDE: POWER, REAL ESTATE, AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE A PUBLIC LIBRARY

Written by Sherman, Scott
A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people's interests--by the reporter who broke the story
June 23, 2015 | Hardcover | Melville House Publishing |
$24.95

SAVING PLACE: 50 YEARS OF NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS

From irrefutable icons (Broadway theaters, Central Park, SoHo, Carnegie Hall), to lesser-known structures including the Cyclone rollercoaster on Coney Island, roughly one hundred street lampposts, and seven cast-iron street clocks throughout the city--much of what makes New York City unique owes its existence to the New York City Landmarks Law.
April 21, 2015 | Hardcover | Monacelli Press |
$50.00

NEW YORK TRANSFORMED: THE ARCHITECTURE OF CROSS & CROSS

Written by Walker, Anne
The architects Cross & Cross shaped the streetscape and skyline of New York City in the 1920s and 1930s with Upper East Side townhouses and apartment buildings, the RCA Victor Building, and Tiffany's flagship store on 57th Street.
March 18, 2014 | Hardcover | Monacelli Press |
$60.00

40S: THE STORY OF A DECADE

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
This captivating anthology gathers historic New Yorker pieces from a decade of trauma and upheaval--as well as the years when The New Yorker came of age, with pieces by Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Joseph Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, and George Orwell, alongside original reflections on the 1940s by some of today's finest writers.
May 12, 2015 | Paperback | Modern Library |
$22.00

HOW TO READ NEW YORK: A CRASH COURSE IN BIG APPLE ARCHITECTURE

Written by Jones, Will
Essential reading for both native New Yorkers and tourists alike, How to Read New York unveils the boundless diversity of Gotham's architectural wonders. Covering every era of New York architecture--from what remains of the colonial days to the latest postmodern skyscraper--this unique guidebook illuminates the fascinating architectural and urban history of New York.
February 21, 2012 | Paperback | Rizzoli International Publications |
$18.95

FREEWHEELIN' TIME: A MEMOIR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

Written by Rotolo, Suze
"The girl with Bob Dylan on the cover of Freewheelin' broke a forty-five-year silence with this affectionate and dignified recalling of a relationship doomed by Dylan's growing fame." -UNCUT magazine
May 12, 2009 | Paperback | Broadway Books |
$16.00

740 PARK: THE STORY OF THE WORLD'S RICHEST APARTMENT BUILDING

Written by Gross, Michael
From the author of House of Outrageous Fortune For seventy-five years, it's been Manhattan's richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces, a private elevator, and his-and-hers saunas; another at one time had a live-in service staff of 16.
October 10, 2006 | Paperback | Broadway Books |
$17.00

HIGHER: A HISTORIC RACE TO THE SKY AND THE MAKING OF A CITY

Written by Bascomb, Neal
The Roaring Twenties in New York was a time of exuberant ambition, free-flowing optimism, an explosion of artistic expression in the age of Prohibition. New York was the city that embodied the spirit and strength of a newly powerful America. In 1924, in the vibrant heart of Manhattan, a fierce rivalry was born.
September 21, 2004 | Paperback | Crown Publishing Group (NY) |
$19.00

WONDERFUL TOWN: NEW YORK STORIES FROM THE NEW YORKER

Written by Remnick, David
New York City is not only The New Yorker's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood; it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town collects superb short fiction by many of the magazine's and this country's most accomplished writers.
May 1, 2001 | Paperback | Modern Library | 528 Pages |
$20.00

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