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NEW YORK RISING: A HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY REAL ESTATE

Written by Ascher, Kate
New York Rising is an illustrated history of real estate development in Manhattan, a story of speculation and innovation--of the big ideas, big personalities, and big risks that collectively shaped a city like no other. From the first European settlement in the seventeenth century through the skyscrapers and large-scale urban planning schemes of the late twentieth century, this book pre
November 20, 2018 | Hardcover | Monacelli Press |
$60.00
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WHAT GOES UP: THE RIGHT AND WRONGS TO THE CITY

Written by Sorkin, Michael
A radical architect examines the changing fortunes of the contemporary city
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | Verso | 368 Pages |
$34.95
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SAVING CENTRAL PARK: A HISTORY AND A MEMOIR

Written by Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow
The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life--a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a mast
May 15, 2018 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 336 Pages |
$30.00
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SUNNY'S NIGHTS: LOST AND FOUND AT A BAR ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

Written by Sultan, Tim
Imagine that Alice had walked into a bar instead of falling down the rabbit hole. In the tradition of J. R.
March 20, 2018 | Paperback | Random House Trade | 288 Pages |
$17.00
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LOST BRITISH FORTS OF LONG ISLAND

Written by Griffin, David M
Author David M. Griffin uncovers the lost history and harrowing stories of Long Island's British forts.
July 17, 2017 | Paperback | History Press | 144 Pages |
$28.99
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PATRIOT NUMBER ONE: AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINATOWN

Written by Hilgers, Lauren
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BYNew York Times Critics - Wall Street Journal - Kirkus Reviews Christian Science Monitor - San Francisco ChronicleFinalist for the PEN Jacqueline Bograd Weld Biography Award
March 20, 2018 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 336 Pages |
$27.00
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BROADWAY: A HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY IN THIRTEEN MILES

Written by Leadon, Fran
In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it.
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 528 Pages |
$35.00
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FEAR CITY: NEW YORK'S FISCAL CRISIS AND THE RISE OF AUSTERITY POLITICS

Written by Phillips-Fein, Kim
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST An epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster--and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible. How could the country's largest metropolis fail?
April 10, 2018 | Paperback | Picador USA | 432 Pages |
$20.00
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CREATIVE DESTRUCTION OF NEW YORK CITY: ENGINEERING THE CITY FOR THE ELITE

Written by Busaa, Alessandro
Bill de Blasio's campaign rhetoric focused on a tale of two cities: rich and poor New York. He promised to value the needs of poor and working-class New Yorkers, making city government work better for everyone-not just those who thrived during Bloomberg's tenure as mayor.
September 4, 2017 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 360 Pages |
$29.95
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FINEST BUILDING IN AMERICA: THE NEW YORK CRYSTAL PALACE, 1853-1858

Written by Burrows, Edwin G
When first opened to the public in 1853, New York's Crystal Palace created a sensation. Those who had seen London's Crystal Palace, the structure it was openly intended to emulate, argued that America's copy far surpassed it.
February 7, 2018 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 264 Pages |
$19.95

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