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BRIDGE: HOW THE ROEBLINGS CONNECTED BROOKLYN TO NEW YORK

Written by Tomasi, Peter J
More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City--and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | Harry N. Abrams | 208 Pages |
$24.99
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ACTIVIST NEW YORK: A HISTORY OF PEOPLE, PROTEST, AND POLITICS

Written by Jaffe, Steven H
Follows centuries of New York activism to reveal the city as a globally influential machine for social change
May 1, 2018 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 304 Pages |
$40.00
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SUGAR, CIGARS, AND REVOLUTION: THE MAKING OF CUBAN NEW YORK

Written by Pérez, Lisandro
Winner, 2020 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York history Honorable Mention, 2019 CASA Literary Prize for Studies on Latinos in the United States, given by La Casa de las Américas The dramatic story of the origins of the Cuban community in nineteenth-century New York.
July 10, 2018 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 400 Pages |
$35.00

LUST ON TRIAL: CENSORSHIP AND THE RISE OF AMERICAN OBSCENITY IN THE AGE OF ANTHONY COMSTOCK

Written by Werbel, Amy
Anthony Comstock was America's first professional censor. From 1873 to 1915, as Secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, Comstock led a crusade against lasciviousness, salaciousness, and obscenity that resulted in the confiscation and incineration of more than three million pictures, postcards, and books he judged to be obscene.
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 408 Pages |
$35.00

SMARTER NEW YORK CITY: HOW CITY AGENCIES INNOVATE

Innovation is often presented as being in the exclusive domain of the private sector. Yet despite widespread perceptions of public-sector inefficiency, government agencies have much to teach us about how technological and social advances occur.
August 28, 2018 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 448 Pages |
$30.00
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UNBOXING NEW YORK

Written by New York, Oda
Unboxing New York is a collaborative testimony to the realities architecture faces in the evolving landscape of New York City.
October 22, 2018 | Hardcover | Actar | 314 Pages |
$39.95
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VANISHING NEW YORK: HOW A GREAT CITY LOST ITS SOUL

Written by Moss, Jeremiah
ESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI.--VANITY FAIRAn unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York.
July 24, 2018 | Paperback | Dey Street Books | 480 Pages |
$18.99
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FRENCH CONNECTION: A TRUE ACCOUNT OF COPS, NARCOTICS, AND INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY

Written by Moore, Robin
With a new introduction by the author. The true, absorbing and sometimes frightening documentary of the world's most successful narcotics investigation, The French Connection is one of the most fascinating crime accounts of our time.
September 1, 2003 | Paperback | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers | 309 Pages |
$14.95
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BAG OF BONES: THE SENSATIONAL GRAVE ROBBERY OF THE MERCHANT PRINCE OF MANHATTAN

Written by Conway, J North
Completing J. North Conway's widely acclaimed trilogy of Gilded Age New York City Crime--following King of Heists and The Big Policeman--Bag of Bones combines the era's affluence, decadence, and corruption with a gruesome deed fit for the tabloids of today. In 1878, the body of multi-millionaire A. T. Stewart was stolen from St. Mark's Churchyard.
June 4, 2013 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 289 Pages |
$16.95
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GANGLAND NEW YORK: THE PLACES AND FACES OF MOB HISTORY

Written by DeStefano, Anthony M
Get a taste of New York's underworld by seeing where mobsters lived, worked, ate, played, and died. From the Bowery Boys and the Five Points Gang through the rise of the Jewish "Kosher Nostra" and the ascendance of the Italian Mafia, mobsters have played a major role in the city's history, lurking just around the corner or inside that nondescript building.
July 1, 2015 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 216 Pages |
$19.95

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